- By Barbara Cassidy
- Posted Friday, March 13, 2015
Fire and EMS Receive Distinguished SHARP Awards
Labor Commissioner Berry presented the prestigious SHARP award to the Emergency Services divisions at the County Commissioners meeting Thursday afternoon. The SHARP award (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) recognizes employers with exemplary safety and health programs and who have maintained injury/illness rates below the national average.
"The SHARP award is an exceptional achievement for these employees who perform some of the most difficult and challenging work there is", said Commissioner Berry. Forsyth County Fire and EMS have joined an elite group of public sector employers. Our EMS Department is the first in North Carolina to achieve this status and the Fire Department is one of only six others in the state.
Commissioner Berry praised the Emergency Services Department for their exceptional public service and recognized them as a model public sector agency in North Carolina. The Commissioner presented SHARP plaques to the Fire Division, EMS Station 8, EMS Station 6, and the EMS stations in Clemmons and Kernersville. She also presented the SHARP Flag to the two divisions.