Mt. Laurel honors EMS personnel at awards ceremony

Mt. Laurel honors EMS personnel at awards ceremony

Mt. Laurel Township Emergency Medical Services held their annual 2014 Awards and Recognition Program on Saturday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at the “The Venue at Lenola”, in Moorestown. Over 150 members and invited guest attended this year’s program.

The awards and recognition program honors both volunteer and career EMS Personnel for their accomplishments in calendar year 2013. This year’s program also celebrated the 20th Anniversary of MLEMS, Inc. the voluntary non-profit of Mt. Laurel Township EMS. The timing of this event is appropriate as May 18 through May 24 is National EMS Week. This year’s theme is “EMS Dedicated for Life”.

The following awards were given to personnel for their service to Mt. Laurel Township during 2013:

Top 15 volunteer responders:

  • Ralph Weed -2,128 Hours
  • Beth Anne Stauffer- 1,419 Hours
  • David Olsen — 1,019 Hours
  • Edward Dight — 901 Hours
  • Zach Collier — 872 Hours
  • Brandon Stearn — 870 Hours
  • John DeFranza — 800 Hours
  • Carl Hale — 748 Hours
  • Tom Orr — 726 Hours
  • Brian Kerrigan — 557 Hours
  • Katherine Broeker -552 Hours
  • Elizabeth McNeil — 548 Hours
  • Nicholas DiGirolamo — 517 Hours
  • Shannon Herbst — 501 Hours
  • Abe Dera — 496 Hours

Other awards:

  • Presidents Awards — Assistant Chief Edward Biebel
  • Squad Member of the Year — Ralph Weed for outstanding contribution and dedication
  • Cadet Member of the Year — Shannon Barley for outstanding contribution and growth
  • Station 369 Deputy Chief’s Award — Zach Collier
  • Station 368 Deputy Chief’s Award — Brandon Stearn
  • Special Operations Deputy Chief’s Award — Cortney Kerr-Hoffman
  • Knights of Columbus Award — Kevin Frysztacki
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