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EMS Week Contest from is asking EMTs and Paramedics to tell us about an everyday hero at their agency in keeping with the 2011 EMS Week theme, ‘Everyday heroes’. To enter submit a photo and at least 200 word written explanation. will select the top 6 entries, and then during EMS week readers will pick the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners.

Enter at or on the EMS1 Facebook page.

Both the submitter and hero nominee will win prizes (grand prize is an HD Helmet Hero from GoPro!), and all finalists will get some cool EMS1 gear.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.