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Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Recognized As Outstanding EMS Administrator In Virginia

Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets was recently recognized in a governor's award as the top EMS Administrator in Virginia. [1]

Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets was recently recognized in a governor’s award as the Outstanding EMS Administrator in Virginia.

Release Via Virginia Department of Health

The Governor’s EMS Award for Outstanding EMS Administrator
The Kent J. Weber Trophy

As an EMS administrator, Curtis has worked tirelessly to improve EMS services
within his own agency, Wintergreen Fire and Rescue, as well as within Nelson
County. As Chief of Fire and Rescue, he became an advocate for
employee training, health initiatives and the strengthening of the agency,
which increased staffing numbers and qualification levels. Curtis also
strongly supported efforts in cross-training fire and rescue providers and
volunteers, which resulted in a paid staff of 17 firefighters and paramedics,
and a wealth of volunteers who provided 24-hour, weekly patient care to
the community. His leadership and communication skills assured his
continuous support from the community, management and elected
officials. In addition to contributing to the Nelson and Augusta County EMS
system, he served at the regional level as chair of the Nelson County Emergency Services Council
and president of the Thomas Jefferson EMS Council. Curtis’ significant contributions to Virginia’s local,
regional and state EMS system are exceptional and greatly valued in the Commonwealth of Virginia.