The EMS Impact Medal honors an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the Department of Human Services efforts to develop a statewide EMS System.
Current and past years recipients of the State EMS Impact Medal, listed in alphabetical order, are as follows:
- William Murphy, EMT Paramedic -- Forest Grove Fire & Rescue/ Cornelius Fire
Please view the 2011 EMS Impact Awards pdf (326K) for more information about the recipient. Please view William Murphy's award photo (2,165K).
Denise Giard -- EMT_P
Brian Gross, MD -- Jackson County EMS & Heart Clinic
Mike Verkest -- AAS, EMT-P, American Medical Response
2006 - None awarded
Jon Tardiff -- EMT-Paramedic, Tillamook Hospital Ambulance Association
Lieutenant Terry Griffith -- EMT-Intermediate, Oregon State Police
Please view the EMS Impact Award Section of the 2004 Book of Recognition (pdf) (127K) for more information about the recipient. Please view Lieutenant Terry Griffith Award phoe (580K).
2003 - None awarded
2002 - None awarded
2001 - None awarded