Tennessee EMS and First Responders Honored at the Annual Star of Life Awards Ceremony

NASHVILLE, TENN – Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee (CECA TN) proudly announces its annual Star of Life Awards Ceremony to honor the exemplary service and dedication of EMS personnel in our communities. This event will take place on May 2, 2024, at the Farm Bureau Expo Center in Lebanon, TN beginning at 6:00 PM CST.

This ceremony serves as a tribute to the bravery, professionalism, and tireless commitment of the men and women who serve in the EMS field. It is an opportunity for the community to recognize and express gratitude for the critical role these individuals play in saving lives and providing essential medical care during emergencies.

The EMS Awards Ceremony will feature several categories of recognition, including:
* Regional winners from EMS Regions 1-8
* Outstanding Achievement in Maternal and Neonate Emergency Response Award
* Project ADAM Heart Hero Award
* State Winner Award

The recipients of these awards have been selected through a rigorous nomination and evaluation process by a committee comprised of EMS leaders and community representatives.

We extend our sincere appreciation to our EMS providers for their selfless service and commitment to the well-being of our community. To attend, tickets can be purchased here: https://cecatn.org/star-of-life-individual-ticket-sales/

Members of the press are invited to attend and cover this important event, which offers a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the extraordinary contributions of our local EMS professionals. For media inquiries or to RSVP for the EMS Awards Ceremony, please contact CECA TN at cecatn@vumc.org or 615-343-3672.

CECA TN is a non-profit organization that provides pediatric-specific education and resources to EMS, first responders, and hospital emergency departments across Tennessee. CECA TN is part of the National EMS for Children (EMSC) program. To learn more or to inquire how to get involved, please check out their website: www.cecatn.org.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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