EMS Provider of the Year Award

2020 Winners

Christopher Hann and Jake Lawlor

Fairview Fire District


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

2006 Chief Leonard Martin Keeseville Fire Department
2006 Firefighter George Bassler Keeseville Fire Department
2006 Firefighter Ronald Ouimette Keeseville Fire Department
2006 AEMT-CC Patrick Barriere Keeseville Fire Department
2007 Firefighter James Rosse II South Schodack Fire Department and Castleton Ambulance
2008 Firefighter/EMT Mark W. Gilson Olcott Fire Co.
2009 No Award Given
2010 Valerie White Community Ambulance
2011 Karen L. Rathke Southside Fire Company
2012 Kyle J. Reitan Miller Place Fire Department EMS Corps
2013 Karen L. Haab Springs Volunteer Fire Department
2014 William Street Ulster Hose Company #5
2015 Joel Melamed Albertson Fire Company
2015 Andrew Melamed Albertson Fire Company
2016 Riley DeJong Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps
2017 Brandon Sutton Rapids Volunteer Fire Co.
2018 Ian King Southampton Volunteer Ambulance
2018 Shane Sharkey Southampton Volunteer Ambulance
2019 Christopher Tracey Brighton Volunteer Fire Co. No. 5