South Dakota EMS Association

Awards and Scholarships


Sue Schuurmans’ Memorial Award

 This is an annual award that can be used to purchase a piece of equipment for your squad.  The amount of the award varies but 2011-2014 it was $250.  For more information please contact the State Training Officer at training@sdemsa.org

Printable Application
Deadline: July 1st

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EMT of the Year Award

Criteria: Nominees will be considered based on the following criteria. Your nomination statement should include information on how the nominee:

  • Provides superior patient care;
  • Is an effective advocate for patients and their families;
  • Works with peers to foster a positive work environment;
  • Demonstrates professionalism in interacting with patients, their families and other medical professionals;
  • Demonstrates his/her commitment to continuing professional education; and
  • Any other relevant information provided in support of the nominee.

Application
Deadline: July 1st

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Paramedic of the Year Award

Criteria: Nominees will be considered based on the following criteria. Your nomination statement should include information on how the nominee:

  • Provides superior patient care;
  • Is an effective advocate for patients and their families;
  • Works with peers to foster a positive work environment;
  • Demonstrates professionalism in interacting with patients, their families and other medical professionals;
  • Demonstrates his/her commitment to continuing professional education; and
  • Any other relevant information provided in support of the nominee.

Application
Deadline: July 1st

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Military Medic of the Year Award

Military Medic of the Year Award will recognize a military medic* who demonstrates excellence in the performance of military emergency medicine, with their primary role being that of theater patient care.

Definitions: *Military Medic – Any MOS qualified active, reserve or National Guard U.S. Army Medic, Navy Corpsman or Air Force Medic.

Application
Deadline: July 1st

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Volunteer EMS Service of the Year Award

Any prehospital care provider is eligible for this award. This will include the following:

● Ambulance Services
● Rescue and First Responder Units
● The service must be predominately staffed by volunteers.

This award will be determined by a committee made up of the District Vice Presidents with the State Vice President as chairman.

Application
Deadline: July 1st

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Career EMS Service of the Year Award

Any prehospital care provider is eligible for this award. This will include the following:

● Ambulance Services (ground or air)
● The service must be predominately staffed by career staff.

This award will be determined by a committee made up of the District Vice Presidents with the State Vice President as chairman.

Application
Deadline: July 1st

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President's Award

 This award is presented annually to a member who, in the opinion of the SDEMSA President, has been instrumental in furthering the goals and objectives of EMS in South Dakota and who is an active member of the SDEMSA.

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Gary Goertz Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Freeman Ambulance Service of Freeman, SD.  It is a $500 scholarship awarded to paramedic students who are residents of South Dakota or non-residents who receive their paramedic education in South Dakota.  If anyone needs more information, please contact:

 Freeman Ambulance Service
Attn Goertz Scholarship
PO Box 178
Freeman, SD 57029

ambulance@cityoffreeman.org

Printable Application
Deadline: October 1st

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EMS Instructor of the Year Award

This award will be given to an EMS Instructor who has been active in education and shows dedication and commitment to providing quality EMS education in the state of South Dakota.  Nominations should be sent by October 1st to:

Katheryn Benton
PO Box 217
Chamberlain, SD 57325

brbufem@midstatesd.net

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Lifetime Membership

 Members who are, or have been, very active in the association at the state or district level and been an active member for 15 or more years may be nominated to be awarded a lifetime membership.
*Award applications are due to the Association Secretary prior to the Executive Council Meeting in July.

secretary@sdemsa.org

Printable Application

 


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