Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 12:00 AM |

Locals honored for emergency services

The Daily Herald


Two Utah County residents were honored Monday as emergency medical services professionals from throughout the state met for National EMS week.

Dr. Mark Blair was named emergency physician of the year for the state of Utah. Blair is the off-line medical director for the Orem City Public Safety Department and for the Eagle Mountain Fire Department. He has served on the Utah County EMS Council and is now on the Utah state EMS Committee.

Gladys Coomes, Public Safety Access Point
911 manager of the Utah County Sheriff's Office, was named Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year. She has been a dispatcher for 29 years and during that time has served as the secretary for the Utah County EMS Council and on the Dispatch Subcommittee at the Bureau of EMS. She also proposed a conference committee of the Utah Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, which was accepted and implemented this year.

Other awards given to individuals and departments throughout the state included paramedic of the year, instructor of the year, and outstanding performances in emergency medical incidents, emergency pediatric incidents and air medical incident and emergency medical dispatch incident.