Lainey Volk of San Juan Island EMS to receive national award for community service

Posted September 13, 2022 at 5:44 pm by

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San Juan Island EMS shares news about an impor­tant award that Lainey Volk will receive next month.

Lainey Volk has been nom­i­nat­ed and cho­sen for the 2022 EMS World/Dynarex EMS Car­ing Award, giv­en to EMS pro­fes­sion­als who show out­stand­ing ded­i­ca­tion to their com­mu­ni­ty. This award is nation­al­ly rec­og­nized at the EMS World con­ven­tion, which takes place this year on Oct. 10 in Orlan­do, Florida.

Volk has served the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty as a mem­ber of San Juan Island EMS for more than 30 years. She is cur­rent­ly the Direc­tor of Out­reach and Com­mu­ni­ty Para­med­i­cine. Many mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty may rec­og­nize her from the CPR, First Aid, and Basic Life Sup­port cours­es she teach­es to the pub­lic at reduced rates through San Juan Island EMS. Her ded­i­ca­tion to health­care edu­ca­tion plays a large role in the rea­son why San Juan Coun­ty has one of the high­est save rates from car­diac arrest in the nation.

In addi­tion to the edu­ca­tion­al cours­es Volk offers the pub­lic, she also directs the Com­mu­ni­ty Para­med­i­cine sec­tion of San Juan Island EMS, which works with vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to pro­vide care coor­di­na­tion, injury pre­ven­tion, and fol­low-up vis­its. Com­mu­ni­ty Para­med­i­cine pro­vides grab bars, safe­ty poles, med­ica­tion dis­pensers, walk­ers, and car seats to mem­bers of the public.

T.J. Bish­op, Assis­tant Chief of Oper­a­tions and Train­ing, nom­i­nat­ed Volk for the EMS Car­ing Award. Bish­op not­ed that, “She has trained thou­sands of health care pro­fes­sion­als and com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, [and] indi­rect­ly con­tributed to sav­ing count­less lives in the San Juan Islands due to her love of com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice and ser­vant leadership.”

Volk, along with two oth­er mem­bers of San Juan Island EMS, will be trav­el­ing to the EMS World Expo in Octo­ber. Volk will receive her award in per­son, with all trav­el expens­es paid for by EMS World.

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  1. INCREDIBLY well deserved.

    Comment by Will House on September 13, 2022 at 5:57 pm
  2. Thank you for all that ser­vice to our Comu­ni­ty, very much earned, and deserved!

    Comment by Rex Guard on September 13, 2022 at 8:34 pm
  3. Con­grats. Thank you for all you’ve accom­plished and your ded­i­ca­tion to the com­mu­ni­ty. You are much appreciated.

    Comment by Jeanie on September 13, 2022 at 10:30 pm
  4. Lainey taught basic first aid to my Cub Scout pack years ago. She was so engag­ing for those lit­tle guys! A well deserved recognition.

    Comment by Denice Kulseth on September 17, 2022 at 8:57 am

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