Excellence in Fire-Service Based EMS Award
This national award is presented by the Congressional Fire Services Institute and the MedicAlert Foundation to honor departments championing innovative practices to enhance the quality of emergency medical services. Fire District 1 was recognized for its pioneering use of EMS checklists to improve patient outcomes.
Capt. Shaughn Maxwell, JEMS EMS 10 Innovator
Fire District 1 Capt. Shaughn Maxwell was named one of the top 10 innovators in emergency medical services (EMS) for 2013 by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services. Maxwell was honored for his work on developing a series of checklists for paramedics to use in the field to improve patient care and overall delivery of emergency medical services. JEMS noted the checklists have the potential to “transform the way EMS operates” and “may very well inform new ways of thinking for medical personnel around the world.”
Community Paramedic Shane Cooper, Spirit of Red Cross Award
Fire District 1 Community Paramedic Shane Cooper received the Spirit of Red Cross Award for his outstanding effort in the initiative to provide preemptive assistance to vulnerable community residents and connect them with social services they need. The award was presented by the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross at its 2014 Heroes Breakfast.