Rufus H. Honeycutt, Jr. Medical Responder of the Year Award
Rescue Squad-EMS Medical Achievement Recognition Award
Salisbury Rotary Community Service Award
This annual award is given each year during National EMS Week to a Rowan County Medical Responder who has made significant contributions to the County's EMS system over the last year. Nominations are given by Department personnel. The award is named after former County Commissioner Rufus Honeycutt, who was instrumental in establishing a higher level of emergency medical care to the citizen's of Rowan County by the creation of a county EMS service in 1984. Honeycutt continued to be an on-going advocate of EMS - helping to promote the service's improvements from EMT to Paramedic level of care.
This annual award is given in December of each year to a member of the Rowan County Rescue Squad, who has contributed significantly over
the previous year in assistance and support for providing backup and coverage to the County's EMS Division. Nominations are received from Department peers.
This program consists of two awards that recognizes EMS Division's Rookie and veteran of the year for distinguished service to the citizens of Salisbury and Rowan County. Nominations are gathered and submitted by the Division's supervisors. The awards are presented in May of each year by the Salisbury Rotary Club.