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    Lynchburg Fire Department Captain Receives Award

    The Lynchburg Fire Department has announced that Captain Candace Brown is this year’s recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Prehospital Provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The annual Governor’s EMS Awards Program began in 1986 and has been endorsed by each Governor to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, agencies and community organizations and businesses that provide or help support emergency medical care in Virginia.

    Captain Brown is a 13-year veteran of the department and currently serves as the EMS Training Officer. Most recently, she served as an Advanced Practice Paramedic EMS supervisor in the Operations Division. In addition to her supervisory role as a paramedic, Captain Brown is involved with a variety of department and community initiatives including performing as a preceptor, mentor, instructor, child passenger safety seat technician, and is an Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education at Randolph College.

    “Candace is a positive role model and an influential leader in the community as well as in the Lynchburg Fire Department,” said Fire Chief Greg Wormser. “Her experience and thoughtfulness are just two of the many reasons she is respected by her colleagues.”  

    Captain Brown was selected for this award by members of the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services and her peers. She is the third Lynchburg Fire Department member to receive this award in the past six years.