Lainey Volk of San Juan Island EMS to receive national award for community service
Posted September 13, 2022 at 5:44 pm by San Juan Update
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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INCREDIBLY well deserved.
Thank you for all that service to our Comunity, very much earned, and deserved!
Congrats. Thank you for all you’ve accomplished and your dedication to the community. You are much appreciated.
Lainey taught basic first aid to my Cub Scout pack years ago. She was so engaging for those little guys! A well deserved recognition.
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