More than a dozen individuals, two EMS agencies and a New Jersey High School were recognized on Oct. 5 for their exemplary actions in times of emergencies and for supporting their fellow New Jerseyans during the 2018 National Conference on EMSin Atlantic City. The 5-day conference from Oct. 2-6 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center drew more than 1,000 EMS responders and featured education sessions on overdose patients, shark attacks, school shootings, emergency childbirth, motorcycle trauma and blast scenes. The New Jersey Department of Health received 150 award nominations. Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal attended the awards ceremony and expressed his gratitude to the EMS community for their heroism and dedication. Elizabeth Bianchini, of Toms River Agency: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, received the Outstanding Hospital ER Nurse Award.