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District Presents Emergency Medical Service

Responders of the Year Awards Exceptional local emergency medical personal honored in second-annual awards ceremony

May 19, 2006

LAS VEGAS – May 19, 2006 – The Southern Nevada Health District presented Responder of the Year Awards to representatives of the nine licensed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies in Clark County.

The following individuals were recognized for their demonstration of excellent patient care, clinical skills, exemplary professionalism and exceptional contributions and commitment to the success and advancement of emergency medical services:

  • Don Earl, Paramedic, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue
  • Brian Feliz, Paramedic, Boulder City Fire Department
  • Don Gibson, Paramedic, Henderson Fire Department
  • Calvin Griffin, Paramedic, American Medical response
  • Erik Grismanauskas, Paramedic, Clark County Fire Department
  • John Jolley, Paramedic, North Las Vegas Fire Department
  • Tiffany Lopardo, Paramedic, MedicWest Ambulance
  • Clint Nowery, Paramedic, Mesquite Fire and Rescue
  • Mark Owen, Paramedic, Mercy Air

The awards were given as part of National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 14-20, 2006). The American College of Emergency Physicians developed EMS week in 1973 to bring together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of the medical “front line.”

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.