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The State Emergency Medical Services Authority Honored Steve Tolen with a Community Service Award

Steve Tolen

On December 2, 2015 the Emergency Medical Services Authority honored Steve Tolen with its Community Service Award. This annual recognition event in San Francisco wass held in conjunction with the State EMS Commission meeting.

The awards program honored special accomplishments, meritorious and heroic acts, innovations or fresh ideas to improve EMS in the state, or other unique and/or significant contributions by EMS personnel, physicians, nurses, EMTs, other medical providers, local officials, members of the law enforcement community, citizens, and first responders. Award categories include Medal of Valor, EMS Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Lifesaving Medal, Community Service Award, Inter-service EMS Recognition Medal, Civilian Award for EMS, EMT of the Year Award, EMS Educator of the Year Award, EMS Medical Director of the Year Award and EMS Administrator of the Year Award.

Thirty-four individuals were honored at this year's ceremony for their heroic acts and extraordinary contributions to EMS.

Steve Tolen is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Northern California EMS, Inc.

The letter for his nomination to the California Emergency Medical Services Authority provides additional information about Steve's career and accomplishments. You may read the letter HERE .

Below are links to the State's EMS Awards which provide more details about the awards program as well as delineate the complete list of awards recipients:

The California 2015 EMS Awards

2015 EMS Awards Recipients


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