2017 Regional Award Winners


This year the Rappahannock EMS Council held their 2017 Regional EMS Awards on Wednesday, June 14, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  This annual awards ceremony is intended to recognize the dedication and devotion of EMS providers and those who support the EMS system.  Congratulations to this year’s winners!

The Governor’s EMS Award Winners were announced at Symposium! We would like to congratulate Jacob Wellerman and LifeCare Medical Transports for their Governor’s EMS Award wins! The rest of the winners may be found here.


Excellence in EMS
Jake Marshall, Fredericksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad

Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider
Susan Dietrich, LifeCare Medical Transports

Outstanding EMS Administrator
Sue Connors, LifeCare Medical Transports

Outstanding EMS Physician
Dr. Tania White, Mary Washington Healthcare (Regional OMD)

Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
Inez Robins, Mary Washington Healthcare

Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health and Safety
County of Orange Fire and EMS

Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response
LifeCare Medical Transports (Governor’s Award Recipient)

Outstanding Telecommunications Dispatcher
Leslie Thode, Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center

Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator
Raymond Velasquez, Spotsylvania County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management / Associates in Emergency Care

Outstanding EMS Agency
Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad

Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children
Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior, Runner-up
Bailey Birks, Brooke Fire Safety Association

Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior
Jacob Wellerman, Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue (Governor’s Award Recipient)