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22nd Annual Braun Industries/ZOLL Medical EMT/Paramedic of the Year Announced
Date:10/11/2007

Valerie DeFrance, EMT-P, named EMT/Paramedic of the Year

FORT ATKINSON, Wis., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- EMS Magazine, the No. 1 educational publication devoted to the emergency medical services community, has announced the recipient of the Braun Industries/ZOLL Medical EMT/Paramedic of the Year Award: Valerie DeFrance, EMT-P.

Most contest nominees feel honored to receive one nomination. This year's recipient of the Braun Industries/ZOLL Medical EMT/Paramedic of the Year Award was nominated five times, from as far away from her home in Hope, Alaska, as Texas and Washington, DC. When the same name appears on that many nominations, the selection committee sits up and takes notice, and Valerie DeFrance, EMT-P, is glad they did.

Since 1999, Valerie has owned and operated a website called the EMS House of DeFrance (http://www.defrance.org), and since 2000 has operated the Emergency Medical Services Educational Resources website (http://defrance.org/inst), which is a free online repository of instructional materials and multimedia presentations. She is also publisher of EMSNetwork News (http://www.emsnetwork.org), a free online site; webmistress for http://www.emsspeakers.org; and webmistress for the new National EMS Museum Foundation. She is a prolific writer and owner of numerous other specialty EMS websites.

In addition to the websites, Valerie has created a Pediatric Seat Belt Safety Program and a comic book series for children that teaches injury prevention and how to call 9-1-1, and helped develop software to help EMS services track and archive patient databases and statistics. She is a two-time recipient of Alaska's "First Lady Award for Volunteerism," from the governor's wife.

The EMT/Paramedic of the Year Award recognizes:

-- Superior performance of duties;

-- Commitment to education and research; and

-- Innovations in prehospital care and community involvement.

Valerie will receive a $1,000 U.S. savings bond, a $200 EMS Bookstore gift certificate, and free travel, lodging and registration for EMS EXPO 2007, October 11-13, Orlando, FL, where the award will be presented at the opening keynote on October 11. A complete profile appears in the October issue of EMS Magazine and online at http://www.emsresponder.com.

Founded in 1972, EMS Magazine was the first publication to serve the EMS profession and continues as the most authoritative voice in the world for clinical and educational material. The publication is the No. 1 magazine in the field for editorial quality, reader interest and advertising pages. EMS Magazine reaches more EMS decision-makers than any other EMS publication. In addition, the magazine's pass-along factor plus bonus show distribution puts every issue in the hands of hundreds of thousands of EMS professionals. An independent Editorial Advisory Board guarantees peer review of all clinical material. For more information, visit http://www.emsresponder.com.

EMS magazine and EMSresponder.com are published by Cygnus Business Media. The company reaches nearly 15 million business owners, executives and professionals annually through its portfolio of over 175 media products. Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. For more information on how Cygnus Business Media can help you achieve your advertising and marketing objectives, visit http://www.cygnusb2b.com.


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