STEP Council of the Genesee Region

STEP Conference Awards

As you are likely aware, COVID-19 was declared a United States public health emergency on January 31, 2020. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. After great deliberation, the STEP Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 STEP Conference which was scheduled for April 2-4, 2020. Click here to read our official statement.

Each year at the STEP Conference the following awards may be presented based on nominations from the first response agencies in the community. Nominations for any of the awards should be mailed by March 1st. (Please include a contact email or phone number for further information or to make a notification that the nominee has been chosen.) Send the information to:

STEP Conference Committee
c/o 23 Donna Marie Circle
Rochester, NY 14606

Alternatively, the letter can be emailed as an attachment to: info@emergencyservicesdirectory.org

Chloe Alexson Scholarship

  • The Dr. Chloe Alexson Scholarship Award is intended to award an outstanding emergency service person a full conference registration to attend the STEP Annual EMS Conference in the year nominated. Nominations can be made by the leadership of any emergency service agency on agency letterhead and should include supporting information based on any of the following criteria:

    - Leadership in the nominating organization or significant contribution
    - Steadfastness in service
    - Length of service
    - Exemplary performance during the first year or two of service by a new member

    The STEP Board will make a decision on the winner at the Board meeting before the conference and will inform the recipient the next day, so a contact phone number should be included in the nomination letter.

    We look forward to honoring the late Dr Alexson, a valued long time member of STEP, by presenting this scholarship to a deserving recipient.

Joanna Award

  • The Joanna Award was established to honor an exemplary example of teamwork at an incident or in the care of a patient, where a tragic outcome was diverted because of the interaction of involved entities. It was established by a STEP member whose family members were involved in a terrible crash which took the efforts of several agencies to save their lives. Past awards have paid tribute to excellent interactions between EMS, fire agencies, law enforcement, community groups and citizens. A nomination for this award can be made by anyone in the health/public safety community by submitting a letter with the supporting information as noted above.

     

Lloyd Levy Award

  • Dr. Lloyd Leve, an Orthopedic surgeon, for many years was Vice President of STEP and a member of the Education Committee of MLREMSC in the early days of both of those groups. This award was established many years ago and is given for outstanding service to the EMS Community over the length of the nominee’s career. A nomination for this award can be made by anyone in the health/public safety community by submitting a letter with the supporting information as noted above.