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2012 California Emergency Medical Services Award Recipients

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD:

Bruce Barton (Riverside, CA)
For exceptional service as the EMS Administrator for Riverside County and exemplary statewide EMS leadership

MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD:

Dr. Eric Rudnick (Red Bluff, CA)
For exceptional medical leadership in the Northern California EMS region and statewide

MEDAL OF VALOR AWARD:

Shawn Ellis (San Jose, CA)
For selfless heroism in rescuing a person from a burning house on June 15, 2012

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL:

Dr. Baxter Larmon (Los Angeles, CA)
For superior sustained statewide contributions in initiating prehospital medical care in California and nationwide

Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill (Los Angeles, CA)
For superior sustained statewide leadership, research and education in improving EMS for Children

Dr. Robert Mackersie (San Francisco, CA)
For superior sustained statewide leadership in developing state and local trauma systems, service to the California Commission on EMS and State Trauma Advisory Committee

Harvey Hall (Bakersfield, CA)
For superior sustained statewide leadership in providing EMS service to the ambulance industry for more than 40 years

Michael Antonucci Jr. (Upland, CA)
For superior sustained statewide EMS service for over 37 years

Miles Julihn (San Rafael, CA)
For superior sustained statewide leadership within the EMS community as a representative of local EMS agencies statewide

Sheldon Gilbert (Livermore, CA)
For superior sustained statewide leadership in EMS for the fire service and as chair of the Commission on EMS

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL:

Brian Newton (San Jose, CA)
For participating in the rescue of a woman from a burning house on June 15, 2012

Dr. Joel Levis (Santa Clara, CA)
For providing outstanding leadership and service to the Santa Clara County EMS System

Jesse Allured (Napa, CA)
For exceptional service providing leadership to the Napa County EMS system

Ricky Rod (San Diego, CA)
For sustained, dedicated EMS service in San Diego for over 25 years and for meritorious contributions to the EMS profession

LIFESAVING MEDAL:

Herculano "Lano" Tucay (Visalia, CA)
For heroically risking his own safety to rescue a severely injured person and protect the public while off duty on August 1, 2012

Jack Franklin (Santa Barbara, CA)
For saving the life of a severely injured person while off duty on December 20, 2011

Jeffrey Yock (Daly City, CA)
For saving the life of a cardiac arrest victim on June 14, 2012

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:

Diane St. Denis (San Jose, CA)
For exemplary community service, volunteerism and dedication to the Santa Clara County EMS community

Gordon Anderson (San Diego, CA)
For exceptional EMS service and community volunteerism to the San Diego region spanning 43 years

James Bradbury (Bakersfield, CA)
For dedicated volunteerism, mentorship and EMS leadership to the Kern County community

Karrie Groves (Marin, CA)
For creativity and enthusiasm in developing citizen CPR events for the Marin community

Nancy Alvarez (Long Beach, CA)
For exceptional EMS education efforts in training of Paramedics, EMTs and civilians in Los Angeles County

Reema Makani Boccia (San Diego, CA)
For exceptional efforts in coordinating an EMS public information program in the San Diego community

INTER-SERVICE EMS RECOGNITION MEDAL:

Dan Frohlich, Curtis Lau, John Renegar, Donovan Mathias (Mountain View, CA)
For meritorious rescue of an individual suffering cardiac arrest on July 23, 2012

Philip Helmer (San Francisco, CA)
For meritorious rescue of a cardiac arrest victim on June 14, 2012

Travis Creteau (Chula Vista, CA)
For meritorious efforts to rescue two children on August 5, 2012

CIVILIAN AWARD FOR EMS:

Austin Martinez (Stockton, CA)
For heroically risking his own safety to save the life of another person on May 2, 2012

Brian Carmine, Creed Black, Travis McCormick (Campbell, CA)
For saving the life of a cardiac arrest victim on January 20, 2012

Steve & Angela Finnegan (Vacaville, CA)
For saving the life of a child on November 27, 2011

Staff Sgt. Valdir Ruiz (Vacaville, CA)
For saving the life of a choking woman on May 1, 2012

Steve "Butch" Spalding (Quartz Hill, CA)
For saving the life of a car crash victim on February 28, 2012

Tamera Wilson (Bakersfield, CA)
For saving the life of a choking child on February 1, 2012

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD:

Clinical Excellence Awards will be presented at the recipients’ home stations and are not part of the awards ceremony in San Francisco.

Alison Lowder (Santa Rosa, CA)
Excellent patient care while delivering a baby in an ambulance to a high risk patient on February 5, 2012

Andrew Kelly (San Diego, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering numerous implanted heart defibrillator complications on August 9, 2012

Brandon Resendez (Paradise, CA)
Excellent patient care for a fellow EMT suffering a gunshot wound to the head on August 2, 2012

Bruce Hasek (Paradise, CA)
Excellent patient care for a fellow EMT suffering a gunshot wound to the head on August 2, 2012

Bryan Frey (Orange, CA)
Excellent patient care during a mass shooting on October 12, 2011

Bryce Sweeney (Paradise, CA)
Excellent patient care for a fellow EMT suffering a gunshot wound to the head on August 2, 2012

Casey Silver (Chico, CA)
Excellent patient care for a fellow EMT suffering a gunshot wound to the head on August 2, 2012

Chad Smart (Orange, CA)
Excellent patient care during a mass shooting on October 12, 2011

Christi Nelson (Sunnyvale, CA)
Excellent patient care while delivering CPR instructions over the phone, which saved the life of an elderly woman on February 22, 2011

Clint Dona (Tustin, CA)
Excellent and compassionate care while transporting a baby under extreme circumstances on August 22, 2011

David Antonowich (Chico, CA)
Excellent patient care for a fellow EMT suffering a gunshot wound to the head on August 2, 2012

David Ott (Sacramento, CA)
Excellent patient care for the transport of a cardiac patient on June 5, 2012

Douglas Murray (San Francisco, CA)
Excellent patient care for a motorcyclist struck by a motorist on August 2, 2012

Dustin Slikker (San Diego, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering numerous implanted heart defibrillator complications on August 9, 2012

Eileen Navarro (Bakersfield, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on October 10, 2011

Garret Estevane (San Diego, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering numerous implanted heart defibrillator complications on August 9, 2012

Heidi Woods (Bakersfield, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on October 10, 2011

Jason Van Zile (San Diego, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering numerous implanted heart defibrillator complications on August 9, 2012

Jeff Perkins (Bakersfield, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on July 5, 2011

Jessica Hopkins (Orange, CA)
Excellent patient care while calming down a combative patient and de-escalating a volatile situation on October 23, 2011

Joe Hanley (Sebastopol, CA)
Excellent patient care for the resuscitation of a child in a swimming pool on August 11, 2012

Joe Taylor (San Diego, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering numerous implanted heart defibrillator complications on August 9, 2012

John Singler (Paradise, CA)
Excellent patient care for a fellow EMT suffering a gunshot wound to the head on August 2, 2012

Joseph Dequattro (Vallejo, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on December 27, 2011

Leanna Navarro (San Diego, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering numerous implanted heart defibrillator complications on August 9, 2012

Matthew McDonald (Chino Hills, CA)
Excellent and compassionate care while transporting a baby under extreme circumstances on August 22, 2011

Matthew Palma (San Francisco, CA)
Excellent patient care for a motorcyclist struck by a motorist on August 2, 2012

Mike Hilliard (Bakersfield, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on July 5, 2011

Nicole Bonn (Vallejo, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on November 8, 2011

Pamela Watson (Vallejo, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on November 8, 2011

Piti Sukavivatanachai (Orange, CA)
Excellent patient care during a mass shooting on October 12, 2011

Ryan Judson (San Diego, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering numerous implanted heart defibrillator complications on August 9, 2012

Ryan Redd (Chico, CA)
Excellent patient care for a fellow EMT suffering a gunshot wound to the head on August 2, 2012

Sam Humphries (Vallejo, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on December 27, 2011

Shawn Perryman (Bakersfield, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on October 10, 2011

Steve Clifton (Sebastopol, CA)
Excellent patient care for the resuscitation of a child in a swimming pool on August 11, 2012

Tanya Johnson (Bakersfield, CA)
Excellent patient care for an individual suffering cardiac arrest on October 10, 2011

Trenton Amara (Pomona, CA)
Excellent and compassionate care while transporting a baby under extreme circumstances on August 22, 2011

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