Members Recognized With MIEMSS Directors Award
On December 29, 2016, Dfc. Scott Hogan was injured during an encounter with a suspect from a domestic related incident in the Chester Harbor section of our response area. Dfc. Hogan received a gun shot wound to the lower abdomen and the suspect received several gun shot wounds throughout his body. Members of our department arrived and immediately provided patient care to both Dfc. Hogan and the suspect. Upon arrival of incoming EMS units from Queen Anne’s County DES EMS and Kent & Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad, both patients were provided further EMS care and were taken to an area designated for a landing site for the Maryland State Police helicopters that were inbound.
Dfc. Hogan was transported to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the suspect taken locally to Shore Health in Chestertown due to his immediate need for medical care because of his declining condition. Unfortunately, the suspect succumbed to his injuries while at Shore Health. Dfc. Hogan is still recovering after numerous surgeries related to his wound.
Our members on the scene that night along with EMS providers from Queen Anne’s County DES EMS, Kent & Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad, Crumpton VFD, Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Chestertown Police Department and the Kent County Sheriff’s Office handled the situation like the professionals they are. Although the effort to save both lives in this situation was unsuccessful, the responder’s operated as a team in an effort to provide the best emergency medical care to the fullest extent possible.
We would like to congratulate our members on the scene that night with the honor of receiving the “MIEMSS Directors Award For EMS Excellence” for their involvement. The following members were awarded during a presentation in Annapolis:
1st Assistant Chief Stephen Hurlock
1st Captain Brett VanZant
1st Lieutenant Dale Whitby, Jr.
2nd Lieutenant Donald Hodges, Jr.
Firefighter Shawn Rideout