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Medal of Valor

The Medal of Valor recognizes acts of personal valor or heroism in the delivery of emergency medical care, which results in the saving of a life under extreme conditions and in extraordinary circumstances.

The award is presented during the EMS Awards Program at the Annual Oregon EMS Conference.


  • Shawn King, EMT - American Medical Response
2016 Medal of Valor Award: Shawn King - AMR
Left to right: David Lehrfeld, MD - OHA EMS Medical Director, Shawn King - AMR, Candace Hamilton, NREMTP - OHA EMS Deputy Director

Recent Years


Luke Barr, Paramedic - Salem Fire Department

Medal of Valor

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