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EMS Survivor Reunion Luncheon

Event is by invitation only

The Contra Costa Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency is excited to celebrate our fourth annual EMS Survivors’ reunion luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2019, in Walnut Creek. This event will reunite individuals who experienced near-fatal events within the past year with the medical professionals and bystanders who played a significant role in their survival. During the luncheon, survivors will be given the opportunity to meet their rescuers face-to-face; from the bystander who performed CPR to the 9-1-1 dispatcher who provided instructions over the phone, the first responders, EMTs, and paramedics who provided medical care, to the hospital emergency department staff who cared for each of them.

The EMS Agency will also recognize one EMS system partner from each category below to receive the “Star of Life,” “Compassionate Caregiver,” “Lifetime Achievement” and “Heart of EMS” awards.

For more information please visit the EMS Agency website.

Star of Life Award: Recognizes an individual with exemplary clinical and critical thinking skills who, by their actions, contributed to the advancement of excellence in the delivery of emergency care to the residents of Contra Costa County.

Compassionate Caregiver Award: Recognizes an individual or organization that has dedicated exceptional time and effort to reduce suffering and raise community awareness to the special needs of an at-risk population or who acted above and beyond the call of duty to help alleviate the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another in Contra Costa County.

Heart of EMS Award: Recognizes an individual who, by their actions, has shown exceptional compassion for patients, has been an advocate for patient rights, has been involved in volunteer activities outside of work that enhanced EMS, or is a role model for coworkers and others within the EMS community in Contra Costa County.

EMS Lifetime Achievement Award: Recognizes an individual who, by their actions and innovative thinking, contributed to expanding the future of EMS in Contra Costa County, and whose contributions to prehospital care have been consistent and long lasting, representing a lifetime of outstanding service to the profession and the public.

Siren Team Award: Recognizes a team of individuals from one or multiple agencies who performed exceptional or heroic actions or exemplary teamwork in saving or attempting to save the life of another. Nominees displayed exceptional heroism or faced substantial risk to their own life in saving or attempting to save the life of another.

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