The purpose of the EMS Educator of the Year Award is to reward an individual or organization located in Region 4 for their outstanding contribution to the development and/or enhancement of EMS Education. The recipient should typify the high ideals, irreproachable character, and extreme unselfish dedication to EMS Education.
Describe in narrative form why you believe the nominated individual should receive the EMS Educator of the Year Award. Consideration should be given to the following criteria: This award is presented to an EMS Educator who has contributed significantly to EMS education at the community, regional, and/or state level. Contributed significantly is defined as going far above and beyond the call of duty, whether in the direct delivery of EMS Education or in programs offered to the community that enhance the standing of EMS Education and/or the Education of the public Kris Cagle was recognized on January 16, 2018 at the Region 4 EMS awards banquet at the EMS Educator of the Year. Kris has been an EMS educator for the past 35 years and currently serves as the Program Director for the West Point Fire Department EMS Training Program.
Kris has taught a variety of EMS related coursed ranging from EMT-Basic through EMT-Paramedic in not only Region 4 but he also served as EMS Educator for the Atlanta Fire Department where he oversaw the training and continuing education of up to 900 personnel. Since those days Kris has returned to West Point and is Program Director for the West Point and Coweta County Campus’ of the West Point Fire Department EMS Training Program. Kris has developed courses that continue to meet the ever changing Pre-hospital Medical needs of EMT’s and Paramedics. Many Fire and EMS Chief’s present at the Region 4 EMS Awards banquet were former students of Kris Cagle.
Kris is currently listed as a nominee for the Dr. John B. O’Neal, III EMS Pioneer Award, which is a state wide award that will be awarded on February 13, 2018.