The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue system was honored with an Agency of Excellence Award from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.
More on the award from a City of Manassas release:
At a recent event, the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue System was awarded with the first Agency of Excellence designation from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. This was the first year of a pilot program that seeks to recognize agencies that strive to operate above the standards and requirements of Virginia EMS Regulations.
Agencies were evaluated in eight program areas; Leadership/Management, Emergency Medical Dispatch, Clinical Care Measures, Operational Medical Direction, Life Safety, Community Support and Involvement, Recruitment and Retention, and Performance and Risk. As EMS agencies are in the business of providing quality pre hospital patient care to millions of Virginians a day, the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue System is striving to go above and beyond normal patient care and achieve excellence.
“I’m really glad we could be part of this pilot program,” said Manassas Fire and Rescue Chief Brett Bowman. “The men and women of the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Team are exceptional and I am proud that they have been recognized for their service to the community.”
The designation as an Agency of Excellence lasts for three years at which time they will reapply for the certification.