Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) wants to recognize the heroes in the community who have performed a courageous act in an attempt to save someone’s life and organizations that have created a heart safe work environment.
HVA is accepting nominations for its Life Saving and the Heart Safe Awards, which will be presented at a recognition dinner on Tuesday, May 21.
The awards are presented annually during National EMS Week, which is a time for local communities and EMS personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line,” according to information from HVA.
Nominees for the Life Saving Award can be citizens of any age who live in the HVA service area who have saved, or attempted to save, a life under unusual or extraordinary circumstances.
Nominees also must not have received an award for their life saving deed from any other organization.
Businesses or organizations in the HVA service area can be nominated for the Heart Safe Award. Nominees must meet the following criteria for creating a “heart safe” environment at their workplace:
* Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all buildings
* Staff trained in CPR/AEDs in all buildings
* Cardiac emergency response plan drills
The deadline for award nominations is Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m.
Nomination forms for both award nominations are available here. To request a print version of the nomination form or for questions, call HVA Community Relations at 734-477-6285 or send an email to [email protected].