JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WINS PUBLISHING AWARD
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) received top recognition from the Western Publications Association on Friday, April 21. Each year the WPA honors the best magazines published in the western United States with Maggie awards. This year the WPA received more than 2,000 entries in 85 categories from such magazines as Arizona Highways, PC World, Natural Health and Sunset.
The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) received a Maggie for Best News Story/Trade for the Disaster on the Rails feature article published in the April 2005 issue. The story detailed the horrific train accident that occurred on the border between the cities of Glendale and Los Angeles (Calif.).
The award is really a tribute to the emergency personnel who responded to the train accident, said A.J. Heightman, editor-in-chief of JEMS. Their success in managing that complex incident in such an efficient manner made our job of reporting it that much easier. Their willingness to share their lessons learned made the story extremely valuable to our readers.
The WPA bestowed further honor on JEMS and its sister products with nominations in other categories:
JEMS for (May 2005 issue) for best trade publication in Public Safety;
FireRescue Magazine (March 2005 issue) for best trade publication in Public Safety;
Wildland Firefighter for (August 2005 issue) for best trade publication in Public Safety;
Law Officer (Sep/Oct 2005 issue) for best new trade publication;
FireRescue1.com for Best Overall Web Design/Trade & Consumer.
Now in its 26th year of publication, JEMS is published monthly and distributed to EMS professionals worldwide. The journal offers focused editorial content on a variety of topics that include clinical information on patient assessment and treatment, industry trends and relevant commentary.
All of the nominated products serve public safety professionals across the United States and worldwide.
Elsevier Public Safety, an Elsevier business located in San Diego, California, produces products and services including JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services), FireRescue Magazine, Wildland Firefighter, Law Officer, FireRescue Conference and Exposition, EMS Today Conference and Exposition, www.EMS1.com, www.FireRescue1.com and others.
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