Congratulations to Wintergreen Rescue Squad!

Last night was huge for Wintergreen Rescue!  At the annual awards ceremony for the Thomas Jefferson EMS Council Wintergreen brought home 3 awards.

Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator went to our very own Chief of EMS Operations, Mike Riddle.  Among other things, Mike was instrumental in the development of an "In-County" EMT program which certified a dozen new EMT’s in Nelson County last year.  Hundreds of hours went into this and our entire community will be the benefactor.  Congratulations Mike for a job well done!

Outstanding contribution to EMS by a Physician went to our Wintergreen Rescue Squad President, Dr. Wayne Hachey.  Wayne not only puts in the hard work as Board President but has recently "challenged" the Paramedic exam so that he can provide medic-level care.  Additionally, Wayne and his wife Kathy (retired nurse) are very active as volunteers with Remote Area Medical (RAM), a group which provides free medical services to people in need.

Outstanding EMS Agency - Wintergreen Rescue Squad.  It's really difficult to know or explain precisely why exactly we were selected.  Our entire scope of work is reviewed by a selection panel.  One thing is for sure, every single person associated with our agency (Volunteers, Career Personnel, Auxiliary, and the various political boards which support us) deserve thanks.  This is a true collective effort.  The product we deliver is often very easy to see.  The work that each of you puts in is often less obvious.  I'm very pleased that each of you have been recognized in this way.  Congratulations!  This is the 5th time in 20 years Wintergreen has been selected as Outstanding EMS Agency.

General Information:  The Thomas Jefferson EMS Council includes Nelson, Albemarle, Greene, Madison, Louisa, and Fluvanna Counties, as well as the City of Charlottesville.

This is EMS Appreciation week and as such, TJEMS worked hard to solicit various prizes from local retail establishments for EMS providers.  Any affiliated member may register to win here:  Scroll down to the form at the bottom.  Good luck!


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