A team of Sussex County paramedics taking part in a national EMS competition will bring home silver honors this weekend, the second consecutive award for the team and the fourth overall in the past five years.


A team of Sussex County paramedics taking part in a national EMS competition will bring home silver honors this weekend, the second consecutive award for the team and the fourth overall in the past five years.

The Sussex County EMS team on March 5, earned a silver medal for the members’ performance in the 2010 Journal of Emergency Medical Service (JEMS) Games in Baltimore. The competition among elite groups of first-responders from across the United States was held March 4-6 during the EMS Today Conference 2010, an annual educational gathering and exposition for pre-hospital care providers.

Sussex County’s team included paramedics Michael Carunchio, Jeff Cox, Stuart Hensley, and Jill Wix. This year’s competition included 16 different teams from EMS agencies across the United States.

It is the team’s third silver medal in as many years, and fourth overall since 2005.

“The team’s achievement reflects our system’s continual commitment to deliver excellent patient care,” said Sussex County EMS Acting Director Robert Stuart. “We are extremely proud of our team’s consistent, outstanding performance at these games as they exemplify the high quality of service we provide to the residents and visitors of Sussex County, each and every day.”