EMS Provider of the Year Award

2020 Winners

Christopher Hann and Jake Lawlor

Fairview Fire District


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Pictured from left are EMS Provider of the Year Christopher Hann, Firefighter Kevin Schmitt, Lieutenant Robert Ridley, Firefighter Joe Tompkins and EMS Provider of the Year Jake Lawlor.


On June 21, 2019, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched to a report of a woman that had given birth prematurely. Firefighter/EMT Christopher Hann and Lieutenant/EMT Jake Lawlor responded and arrived to find a newborn infant in the tub that was pale and not crying. Additional crew from the station arrived at the scene and advanced life support was on the way.

Immediate efforts began to resuscitate the newborn infant. At the same time, the infant was carried out to the mobile life support ambulance as it is arriving on the scene. Crew members placed the infant in this unit and immediately began transport to a local hospital with Fairview personnel on board.

The crew at the scene continued to assist the mother and transported her to a local hospital. After a long hospitalization, the baby was discharged.

For their life-saving efforts, FASNY is proud to recognize Hann and Lawlor with this prestigious award.

Adapted from a nomination by Chief Christopher Maeder, BA, EMT-P, Fairview Fire District

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Past Award Recipients

2006Chief Leonard MartinKeeseville Fire Department
2006Firefighter George BasslerKeeseville Fire Department
2006Firefighter Ronald OuimetteKeeseville Fire Department
2006AEMT-CC Patrick BarriereKeeseville Fire Department
2007Firefighter James Rosse IISouth Schodack Fire Department and Castleton Ambulance
2008Firefighter/EMT Mark W. GilsonOlcott Fire Co.
2009No Award Given
2010Valerie WhiteCommunity Ambulance
2011Karen L. RathkeSouthside Fire Company
2012Kyle J. ReitanMiller Place Fire Department EMS Corps
2013Karen L. HaabSprings Volunteer Fire Department
2014William StreetUlster Hose Company #5
2015Joel MelamedAlbertson Fire Company
2015Andrew MelamedAlbertson Fire Company
2016Riley DeJongLewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps
2017Brandon SuttonRapids Volunteer Fire Co.
2018Ian KingSouthampton Volunteer Ambulance
2018Shane SharkeySouthampton Volunteer Ambulance
2019Christopher TraceyBrighton Volunteer Fire Co. No. 5