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Meritorious Service
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The Meritorious Service Medal recognizes an individual for a particular act of meritorious service in EMS in Oregon. The awards are presented during theĀ EMS Awards Program at the Annual Oregon EMS Conference.

Current and past years recipients of the Meritorious Service Medal are below:


Meritorious Service: Christopher Heppel, Paramedic - Lane Fire Authority
First Responder of the Year: None awarded
EMT of the Year, Basic: Randy Carlton, EMT - Metro West Ambulance/ Vernonia Rural Fire Protection
EMT of the Year, Intermediate: None awarded
EMT of the Year, Paramedic: Shawn Wood, Paramedic - Metro West Ambulance
EMS Educator of the Year- Gail Marsh Madsen Award: Debbie Andresen, Paramedic - Cal-Ore Life Flight
EMS Medical Director of the Year: Dr. Paul Norris
EMS Administrator of the Year: Joe Gregorio, EMT & Dan Brattain, EMT - Cal-Ore Light Flight