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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

IDHS > About IDHS > Certification > Emergency Medical Services > 2011 Emergency Response Conference Awards 2011 Emergency Response Conference Awards

The Indiana Emergency Response Conference has come and gone for another year! By most accounts, the conference was a huge success. Better speakers, more vendors, and a visit from Randy Mantooth, star of the television series "Emergency".

Indiana has its own stars in Emergency Services. Each year the best of the best are honored at the IERC annual banquet. This year, Indiana's "stars" include:

Award           ------                   Winner

Ambulance Provider Public Relations - Putnam County Operation Life
Provider of the Year - Paid Fire - Town of Fishers Fire Department
Paramedic of the Year - Christopher Nodine
Indiana Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year - Barb Spurlin
Otis R. Bowen, M.D. Heroic Rescue Award - Rob Carl
Otis R. Bowen, M.D. Heroic Rescue Award - Jon Proctor
Fire Chief of the Year (Career)  - Howard W. Buchanon II
Medical Director of the Year - David Hartman
Emergency Medical Services for Children Award - Barb Coffel
Individual or Divisional Training Achievement Award - Pascal Arnes
Primary Instructor of the Year - John R. Chalfin (Ivy Tech)
EMT (Intermediate) of the Year - Anthony Ferraro
EMT (Basic) of the Year - Zach Eichmiller
Fire Chief of the Year (Volunteer / Combination) - Tim Smith

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FOR THE WELL DESERVED RECOGNITION FOR YOUR EFFORTS IN EMERGENCY SERVICES.