On March 20, 2021, the 2020 Governor’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award winners were announced during a virtual presentation of the Governor’s EMS Awards. These awards, given in Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s name, recognize outstanding EMS providers and organizations from across the Commonwealth for their demonstrated level of excellence and dedication to the EMS system. Our own Sam Neglia received The Governor’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award for the Outstanding EMS Prehospital Provider.
Sam Neglia is a retired federal law enforcement special agent who has continued his public life in the service of others by volunteering with the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad. In the 10 years that Sam has been with Sterling Rescue, he has transitioned from a Basic Life Support (BLS) provider to a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic, and has completed courses and certification for Critical Care Flight Medic and Tactical Medic. Sam’s dedication to prehospital care knows no boundaries and he involves himself tirelessly in any effort that enhances service delivery with the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System. In his past role as president of Sterling Rescue, Sam made outreach to the community a priority. He has also been instrumental in serving on committees that have enhanced the knowledge and skills of EMS providers. Sam’s significant contributions to Virginia’s local, regional and state EMS system are exceptional and greatly valued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.