Chief Jessica Vallandingham Myers, MSFA EMS Person of the Year
By Captain Cristie Daymude
July 2, 2019

Please join the members of MVRS in congratulating Chief Vallandingham Myers on being named the Maryland State Fireman's Association, Josiah Hunt EMS Person of the Year for 2019. She was nominated with 10 other Maryland providers. Jessica has been the Chief of MVRS for 6 years and in that time has accomplished many things. However, in the last year alone she was able to advocate for a dependent care program for St. Mary's volunteers, head a building committee for her department, advocated for a very much needed tax increase and continues to run well over her required duty hours in order to serve her community.

From the MSFA Website:

The Josiah A. Hunt, M.D., (EMS Person Of The Year) Award was established in 1991 and accepted by the Executive Committee. Doctor Hunt was a local physician in Harford County who was very instrumental in the establishment of ambulance service in that area. He often would leave his practice to ride on the local ambulances providing quality emergency medical service to the communities of Harford County. The original award was donated by the Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company of Harford County to honor Dr. Josiah A. Hunt.
The award was established to recognize outstanding individual accomplishments by an EMT/A, or above. The award is considered to be the highest award conferred upon an individual within the Maryland emergency medical services community.