Tuesday, November 28, 2023

James City County Fire Department Receives Multiple Awards

Pictured: Tim Perkins, Division Director for Community Health and Technical Resources from the Virginia Office of EMS, the on-duty crew from Station 2 Captain Saunders, Captain Passagaluppi, Fire Fighter Middlebrook, Captain Plocharczyk, and Retired Fire Chief Pat Dent, PEMS Board of Directors Vice President. (James City County)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — The James City County Fire Department (JCCFD) was recently recognized with several awards at the Peninsula EMS Council’s (PEMS) annual awards ceremony.

According to the county, PEMS assists emergency medical services agencies, hospitals and sixteen jurisdictions of the Virginia Peninsula, Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck to assess, identify, coordinate, plan and implement an efficient and effective regional emergency medical services delivery system in partnership with OEMS and the Virginia EMS Advisory Board (VAB).

JCCFD received the following awards:

Outstanding EMS Agency of the Year
“JCCFD is a regional leader in prehospital care, community engagement and emergency preparedness. Through a variety of cutting-edge programs and partnerships, JCCFD emphasizes a data-driven, evidence-based approach to advanced prehospital care.”

Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety
“JCCFD places provider health and safety as a top priority and this is demonstrated through the extensive safety programs and efforts that have been established, continuously supported and maintained. Numerous health and safety mechanisms have been established such as the Peer Team, two sets of turnout gear, cancer risk reduction efforts, the use of therapy dogs, top-of-the-line annual physicals, physical fitness standards and excellent PT equipment, and the establishment of a Safety Committee all work to support the well-being of the JCCFD providers.”

Excellence in EMS Award
“Fire Chief Ryan Ashe prioritizes the EMS mission of the fire department and is committed to ensuring JCCFD provides the highest level of pre-hospital care possible to the community he serves. Under Ashe’s leadership, JCCFD embraces a culture of safety, clinical excellence, and community engagement that is unmatched across the region.”

For more information about the James City County Fire Department, visit its website or call 757-220-0626.

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