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2024 HONORING OUR OWN CEREMONY
Join us for the IEMSA Honoring Our Own Ceremony at CCCU/Veterans Memorial in Des Moines, in conjunction with the 34th Annual IEMSA Annual Conference and Trade Show at 7:15am on Saturday, November 9, 2024 in the Level 3 Ballroom.

We will have our “Honoring Our Own Ceremony," our beautiful tribute to our EMS Heroes who are no longer with us. Click here to see a short video of this beautiful ceremony.

If you know of any EMS, Fire, Dispatch, EMS Instructor, or Friend of EMS (who made significant contributions to our EMS profession) that is no longer with us and should be honored in this ceremony, please contact us by email at honoringourownmemorial@gmail.com.


EMS MEMORIAL CEREMONY 2024
WE WILL HONOR OUR EMS HEROES IN 2024.
The 2024 EMS Memorial Ceremony will be held May 18, 2024. The ceremony will be held at the location of the EMS Memorial at WDM station #19.

2024 EMS Memorial Applications for the 2024 EMS Memorial Ceremony should be submitted by mail. Please print, complete and mail this PDF. The deadline for the 2024 EMS Memorial is April 15, 2024.


2023

Hall of Fame
Rae Ann Meyer
Linda Seipold
Don Van Voorst

Career Individual EMS Provider
Luke Windelman

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Joni Ymker

Career EMS Service
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: Air Care

Volunteer EMS Service of the Year
Rock Valley Ambulance Association

Dispatcher of the Year
Jason Hoffman

EMS Physician of the Year
Dr. Azeemuddin Ahmed

Friend of EMS
Brooke Kensinger
Carroll Police Department

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2022

Hall of Fame
Wendy Baker
Richard Young
Samuel Weich
Rebecca Curtiss
Michael J. Hartley

Career Individual EMS Provider
Scott Stork

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Dan Sterner

EMS Instructor of the Year
J.D. Graziano

Career EMS Service
Carroll County Ambulance Service

Volunteer EMS Service of the Year
Granville Ambulance Service

Dispatcher of the Year
Delaney Parish

EMS Physician of the Year
Dr. Jeffrey Messerly, DO

Friend of EMS
Mark Melvin Lehto (posthumously)

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2020/2021

Hall of Fame
Aiko Kamies
Martin Herker

Career Individual EMS Provider
Dwight Gliem

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Rhonda Healey

EMS Instructor of the Year
Jane Morgan

Sandy Neyen

Career EMS Service
Forest City EMS
Paramount EMS

Volunteer EMS Service of the Year
Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service

Dispatcher of the Year
Kevin Harskamp

EMS Physician of the Year
Dr. Scott Markham

Legislator of the Year
Bobby Kaufmann

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2019

Hall of Fame
Steve Mercer

Career Individual EMS Provider
Bill Rosacker

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Tanya Havilk-Smith

EMS Instructor of the Year
Michael Aguilar

Career EMS Service
Mary Greeley Medical Center (MICS)

Volunteer EMS Service of the Year
Swea City Ambulance Service

Dispatcher of the Year
Brandon Miller-Guss

Friend of EMS
Brett Faine
Mitchell "Mitch" Nordmeyer

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2018

Hall of Fame
Dennis Frisch
Connie Leicher
Mike Sexe

Career Individual EMS Provider
Jeff Breitbach

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Sandy Wells

EMS Instructor of the Year
Jeff Messerole

Career EMS Service
Unity Point-Marshalltown Area Ambulance Service

Volunteer EMS Service of the Year
Stanwood EMS Service

Friend of EMS
Darrel Forslund Jr., MD

Donna Hanson

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2017

Hall of Fame
Troy Armstrong
Rob Marsh
Frank Prowant
Ray Stone

Career Individual EMS Provider
Sandy Heick

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Susan Duffy

EMS Instructor of the Year
Dawn Brus

Career EMS Service
Clarinda EMS

Volunteer EMS Service of the Year
Fayette Ambulance

Friend of EMS
Mary Jo Wilhelm

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2016

Hall of Fame
Rosemary Adam
Anita Bailey
Susan Gibbs
Paula Merfeld
Roger Thomas

Career Individual EMS Provider
Cindy Small

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Todd Heck

EMS Instructor of the Year
Lynn Kropf

Career EMS Service
Story County Medical Center

Volunteer EMS Service of the Year
Remsen Ambulance

Dispatcher of the Year
Colin Chinery

Friend of EMS
John Halferty


2015

Hall of Fame
Kevin Frost

Hall of Fame
Mark Farren

Hall of Fame
Ruth Ann Hamlin

Hall of Fame
Kenneth Rasing

Hall of Fame
Dr. Richard Vermeer

Career Individual EMS Provider
Jamey Robinson

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Cheryl Van Dyke

EMS Instructor of the Year
Terry Sudrla

Volunteer EMS Service of the Year
Mediapolis Community Ambulance Service

Dispatcher of the Year
Jill Cawiezell

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2014

Hall of Fame
Fay Boyd (posthumous)
Jeff Howard
Ernest Johnston (posthumous)
Doug Polking
Doug York

EMS Instructor of the Year
Jane Morgan

Friend of EMS
Dr. Foley

Dispatcher of the Year
Jessica Frunzar

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Wendy Frentress

Career Individual EMS Provider
Teresa Mathews

Volunteer EMS Service
New Sharon Fire & Rescue

Career EMS Service
Trinity Regional Medical Center Ambulance Service

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2013

Hall of Fame
Marlene Bowers
Judith Frisch
Russ Piehl (posthumous)

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Jan Beach-Sickels

Dispatcher of the Year
Jessica Paulsen

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Jeff Burke

Career Individual EMS Provider
Mike Hartman

Volunteer EMS Service
Clay County Fair EMS

Career EMS Service
Mitchell County EMS

IEMSA Board Member Retirees
Rod Robinson
Thomas Craighton
John Hill

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2012

Hall of Fame
George Vannatta, III
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Charles "Jack" Atkinson view bio
Dennis Bachman
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Full Time Instructor of the Year
Lee Richardson

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Michael Kaduce

Friend of EMS
Gene Draper

Dispatcher of the Year
Janelle Harris

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Max Reed

Career Individual EMS Provider
Jeff Howard

Volunteer EMS Service
Humboldt Ambulance Service

Career Service
Muscatine Fire Department Ambulance Service

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2011

Hall of Fame
Randy Bever
Jeff Dumermuth
Dave Tice

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Sandy Neyen

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Dave Tice

Friend of EMS
Tom Hendricks

Dispatcher of the Year
Lori Connell

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Lonnie Ondracek

Career Individual EMS Provider
Roger Wernimont

Volunteer EMS Service
Stuart Rescue Unit

Career Service
MEDIC EMS

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2010

Hall of Fame
Terry Leicher
Connie & Warren Lewis
Allan Vande Kamp

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Rhonda Healey

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Jason Griffin

Friend of EMS
Dr. Carlos Falcon

Dispatcher of the Year
Vanessa Figueroa

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Jane Hagen

Career Individual EMS Provider
Wendy Baker

Volunteer EMS Service
Carroll County EMS Association

Career Service
Paramount Emergency Medical
 

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2009

Hall of Fame
Mark Gruber
James Cook

Full Time Instructor of the Year
John Jorgensen

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Michael Aguilar

Friend of EMS
Judith Giertz

Dispatcher of the Year New for 2009
Donna Bogs

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Lisa Wilcox

Career Individual EMS Provider
Andy Summitt

Volunteer EMS Service
Bi-County Ambulance

Career Service
Siouxland Paramedics

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2008

Hall of Fame
Brett Henderson
Richard K. Jennings
Charles Owen
Al Hunter
Ken Vanlandingham
Rick Moore

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Chuck Gipson

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Clifford Greedy, EMT-Intermediate

Friend of EMS
Betty Wallace

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Dan Collins

Career Individual EMS Provider
Jamie Temple

Volunteer EMS Service
Parkersburg Ambulance Service

Career Service
Sartori Paramedics

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2007

Hall of Fame
Charles Nehl
Dr. William Moothart
Bruce Thomas
Kathy Dolan
Mildres Lucas
Mark Postma

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Ladonna Crilly

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Clifford Adcock

Friend of EMS
Jackie Scadden

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Brian Arnold

Career Individual EMS Provider
Brian Jacobsen

Volunteer EMS Service
Morning Sun Community Ambulance

Career Service
Mason City Fire Department

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2006

Hall of Fame
Herman Dirksen
John H. Heller
Ray Jones

Full Time Instructor of the Year
George Vannatta

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Jim Steffen

Friend of EMS
EMSLRC
ABATE

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Mindy Brittan

Volunteer EMS Service
Blairstown EMS

Career Service
Clive Fire Department

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2005

Hall of Fame
Jim Carthey
Jerry Kahler
Larry Rossman

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Dan Glandon

Friend of EMS
Rita Pierson

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Mike DeSpain

Career Individual EMS Provider
David Wilson

Volunteer EMS Service
Wapello Ambulance Service

Career Service
Area Ambulance Service

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2004

Hall of Fame
Mark Frese
Kenneth C. Raynor

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Kerry Gramenz

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Dave Staner

Friend of EMS
Ellie Cadam

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Dick Bullard

Career Individual EMS Provider
Scott Gavin

Volunteer EMS Service
Palo Alto County Ambulance

Career Service
Heartland EMS Service of Dubuque

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2003

Hall of Fame
Patrick Scollard
Edward W. Riley
LeRoy Jorgensen

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Brad Madsen

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Dennis Morlan

Friend of EMS
Jerry Youngquist

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Tim Richmond

Career Individual EMS Provider
John Hill

Volunteer EMS Service
Lockridge Emergency Response Unit

Career Service
Spencer Hospital Ambulance Service

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2002

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Judy Rurup

Friend of EMS
Gerald Brown

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
David Kleis

Career Individual EMS Provider
Gerald Ewers

Volunteer EMS Service
Humboldt Cty Mem. Hosp. Ambulance Service

Career Service
Muscatine Fire Dept. EMS

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2001

Friend of EMS
Gerry Sloniker

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Karla Anderson

Career Individual EMS Provider
Gary Ireland

Volunteer EMS Service
Denver Ambulance Service

Career Service
Sioux Valley Mem. Hosp. Ambulance Service

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2000

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Dave Boesen

Career Individual EMS Provider
Captain David M. Edgar

Volunteer EMS Service
Humboldt Cty EMS

Career Service
Monroe Cty EMS

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1999

Hall of Fame
Frances Bohlken
Donald Bekker
Emogene Sargenfrey

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Connie Knutsen

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Maureen Boots

Friend of EMS
Doris Rindels

Volunteer EMS Service
Walcott Vol. Fire Dept.

Career Service
Henry Cty Ambulance Service

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1998

Hall of Fame
Glen Kersch

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Rosemary Adam

Friend of EMS
Scott Cty Regional Authority
Riverboat Development Authority

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Lawrence Benda

Career Individual EMS Provider
Kevin Lange

Volunteer EMS Service
Estherville Ambulance Service

Career Service
West Des Moines EMS

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1997

Hall of Fame
Larry Speed
Roger Hayes
Leo Thiele

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Mike Hartley

Friend of EMS
Harlan Police Dept.

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Jon Swanson

Career Individual EMS Provider
Thomas Summitt

Volunteer EMS Service
Sioux Center Ambulance

Career Service
Dickenson Cty. Mem. Hospital MICS

Volunteer Instructor
Jeff Mitchell

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1996

Hall of Fame
Joe Vanderheiden
Marilyn DeSalvo

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Jeff Messerole

Friend of EMS
Gary Ireland

Volunteer Individual EMS Provider
Dennis Frisch

Career Individual EMS Provider
Frank Prowant

Volunteer EMS Service
Epworth Fire Dept. & Rescue Service

EMT-D Volunteer Service
Sentral Ambulance Service

Paramedic Service
Medic EMS

EMT-I Volunteer Service
Adair Fire & Rescue

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1995

Full Time Instructor of the Year
Craig Keough

Part Time Instructor of the Year
Evelyn Wolfe

Friend of EMS
Dr. Dana Schaffer

Paramedic Service
Story Cty Mobile Intensive Care Unit

First Responder of the Year
Duane Carpenter

Paramedic of the Year
Tim Trosky

EMT-I of the Year
John Copper

First Responder Service of the Year
Lewis Township Vol. FD

EMT A/D Individual of the Year
Jeri Nielsen

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2024 AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Click here to download the 2024 Awards Application. Submit applications by September 1, 2024. If you need more room for nomination bio, feel free to use an additional sheet. You can return this application by email. Scan and attach it to administration@iemsa.net, or fax (877) 478-0926.

IEMSA Memorial
If you were unable to attend the EMS Memorial Dedication in person or would like to relive this memorable event, you can now view a portion of this moving presentation from the comfort of your device.
 
IEMSA Scholarship
Apply for an IEMSA Educational Scholarship
Interested in applying for an IEMSA EMS Scholarship? Then click here for the official application! Hurry, this year's deadline is September 1.
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