The Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Richard Serino, is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the Action Ambulance Awards Ceremony on Friday night.
The event will be held at the Doubletree Hilton Boston North Shore Hotel at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will honor Koda, a K-9 search and rescue dog, Lee Prentiss, an Ipswich firefighter, Janet Ray, a nurse at Anna Jaques Hospital Emergency Room and Amy West, Newburyport Police dispatch supervisor.
Serino invented the Boston Area Mutual Aid (BAMA) radio alert system that simultaneously alerts all EMS agencies in Metro Boston to respond to incidents of any scale. This system was used to coordinate immediate EMS response to the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
In addition, Serino will talk about the of the system and its efficacy.
Also being honored are Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins, Jr., and Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett for the TRIAD program- safety for seniors.