Armstrong Ambulance is pleased to announce that our talented crew members recently received two awards given by the Office of Emergency Medical Services, (OEMS), Region III.
The first award was given for “Team Response” and was presented to Medics, Davin Fors, Jaime Albano and Wayne Gilbert as well as EMTs Richard Barnes, Elliot Burshtein, Anthony Case, Jon Gould and Kimberly Vermilya.
Teamwork In Action
On July 22, 2015, a bus carrying nine special needs passengers was struck by a car in Medford. Due to the mental states of the passengers, a MCI was declared. Subsequently, all patients needed to be transported due to their inability to accurately assess the situation and sign refusals if they so chose. The Armstrong team did a phenomenal job with minimizing the confusion of the situation.
Additionally, all crew members calmed the passengers and quelled their fears as they planned a course of action. The Armstrong crews were able to care for and transport all of the patients to two area hospitals. After transferring care to the facilities, the crews remained at the hospitals to assist staff with researching information regarding the patients as well as assisting the facility staff with helping the patients feel comfortable in what they perceived as an intimidating and upsetting setting.
(Armstrong Field Operations Manager, Davin Fors, accepting the “Team Response” award)
The second winner was Paramedic Scott Morency for “Educator of the Year”.
“Scott is an enthusiastic and engaging instructor who consistently receives high marks from his students. In addition to his duties as an ACLS and PALS instructor, he serves as Armstrong’s lead EMS instructor and Clinical Services Manager. Whether engaging with fellow EMS colleagues, skilled nursing facility staff, municipal partners or community attendees, Scott is masterful with his communication, thus insuring that information and skills are effectively received. Scott never approaches each teaching moment with a “one size fits all” attitude.”
(Clinical Service Manager, Scott Morency receiving his “Educator of the Year” award)
We could not be prouder of our Armstrong crews and we thank them for their continual hard work and dedication to our patients and partners.