National EMS's Director of Education David S. Briscoe has been recognized as the 2013 Georgia Region III EMS Educator of the Year for his contributions to emergency medical services and to his community.
The annual award, presented by the Atlanta Region III EMS Council, recognized Briscoe for his achievements as an EMS Educator in the North Georgia area over the past three decades. Initially licensed as an EMT in 1982, Briscoe became an EMT Instructor two years later and has taught numerous EMS, First Responder, and Critical Care courses, as well as First Aid and CPR classes to several civic groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, and Lifeguards in his community.
Briscoe, who serves on the EMS Education Advisory Board at Georgia Piedmont College, has also worked closely with the Coverdell Steering Committee toward teaching Stroke Educational courses, promoting Stroke Awareness, and encouraging EMS providers throughout the state to become involved. He has served as a role model for EMS through his work with building partnerships between EMS and Hospitals and has taught numerous Advanced Stroke Life Support Courses since 2001 for nurses, medics, and other medical personnel.
Briscoe is an active member of the Covington Lions Club, the Georgia Association of EMS, and the National Association of EMTs, and works with the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation, which raises money for education and treatment of Breast Cancer. In 2001, he was recognized as the EMT of the Year by the Rockdale County VFW Post 5290.
The Annual Award, presented during the Atlanta Region EMS Banquet held at Gwinnett Medical Center, is presented to the given to the Educator who has contributed significantly to EMS education on a community, region, and state level.