2019 Camp Fire EMS Award Nominations

On June 17, 2019, EMSA will hold a separate awards ceremony in Chico, CA to honor those who provided exceptional EMS response and aid during the Camp Fire, which took place in Butte County between November 8 and December 31, 2018.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Camp Fire EMS Awards. To nominate an individual for an EMS award, download a hard-copy version of the nomination form hereThe deadline to submit nominations is April 15, 2019.

Award Categories

Please read the award category descriptions below before beginning your nomination form. It is imperative that the individual(s) being nominated strictly adhere to the definition of the award for which they are being nominated.

Unlike the annual EMS Awards program, EMSA is only accepting nominations for the following individual award categories for the Camp Fire EMS Awards:

Medal of Valor
Meritorious Service Medal
Lifesaving Medal
Community Service Award
Inter-service EMS Recognition Medal
Civilian Award for EMS

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Medal of Valor

Recognizes an EMT for acts of personal valor or heroism in the delivery of emergency medical care, which results in the saving of a life under extreme conditions and/or in extraordinary circumstances.

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Meritorious Service Medal

Recognizes an individual for a meritorious act or service within EMS. This award also recognizes an EMT for an act that is above and beyond the call of duty in the course of a particular EMS emergency or event.

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Lifesaving Medal

Recognizes an EMS provider who, while in an off-duty or volunteer capacity, makes an extremely noteworthy contribution to efforts which result in the saving of a life.

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Community Service Award

Recognizes an EMT who has made an outstanding commitment to non-patient care aspects of a community’s EMS system. Special emphasis is on EMS Public Information, Education, and Relations. A maximum of ten Community Service Awards will be conferred in any one year.

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Inter-service EMS Recognition Medal

Recognizes outstanding heroism, extraordinary service, or achievement of non-EMTs (police officers, firefighters, lifeguards, dispatchers, and other public or private safety officers) for outstanding or exceptional support of a particular EMS emergency, event or operation.

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Civilian Award for EMS

Recognizes a civilian (non-certified, non-health care provider) who provides extraordinary service during the course of an EMS emergency. Awards are relatively based upon the degree of patient outcome, extreme conditions, or extraordinary circumstances.

Submit Nominations

Once completed, nomination forms may be submitted via e-mail to ExternalAffairs@emsa.ca.gov or fax to (916) 322-8765. Nominations may also be submitted via mail to:

EMS Authority
Attn: External Affairs
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

If you have any questions or need further information please contact EMS Authority External Affairs at (916) 431-3700 or e-mail.