A long-time educator and champion of emergency medical services (EMS) in Georgia earned national recognition for “a lifetime of dedication to the betterment of EMS.”
The National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) named Mickey Moore, deputy director of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of EMS and Trauma, as the 2013 winner of its “Legends That Walk Among Us” award. The award honors an EMS educator for outstanding achievements in his day-to-day efforts and in his overall career as an EMS ambassador.
“We must honor him with this award for he has spent his life honoring each of us on this board, the state of Georgia, EMS students, EMS educators and the EMS profession,” said Chris Nollette, Ed.D., director of the EMS program at the Ben Clark Training Center at Moreno Valley College in California.
Moore has served in Georgia’s EMS community for 35 years in a variety of roles for public and private services. He began his career as an emergency medical technician (EMT), serving in several counties in east central Georgia before becoming one of the state's EMS educators, training more than 16,000 Georgia EMTs. Then, Moore led EMS training for East Central Georgia Region 6, the beginning of his 20-year career with the state of Georgia.
Moore was one of the charter members of NAEMSE and served on the group’s board for 13 years. He humbly accepted the award at the association’s annual symposium in August.
“I certainly don’t consider myself a legend,” Moore said. “There are a lot of people who I feel like are more legendary than myself. But it was a nice award, and I really enjoyed receiving it.”