Star of Life

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Who is prepared to save a life and provide comfort during life’s scariest, and at times, most tragic moments? How often are these everyday heroes recognized? Are they ever celebrated?

The EMS Star of Life event honors the accomplishments of EMS personnel across the state of Tennessee who provide exemplary lifesaving care to adult and pediatric patients. The Star of Life Award recognizes exceptional front-line care, with a focus on the agencies and providers who are the initial care responders (from dispatch to hospital doors). The ceremony reunites the EMS caregivers with the people they treated.

The goal is to recognize exceptional front-line care, with a focus on the agencies and providers who are the initial care responders. The ceremony includes a presentation of the actual patient scenarios and reunites the EMS caregivers with the individuals they treated. Recipients will be chosen from each of the eight (8) EMS regions in the state. This is the premier event to recognize and honor our excellent pre-hospital providers, while also celebrating “EMS Week” within Tennessee.

16th Annual Star of Life Awards Ceremonies 
May 2, 2024

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Farm Bureau Exposition Center 

945 E Baddour Pkwy

Lebanon, TN 37087

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If you know a rescue or medical team that merits consideration as the regional recipient of the EMS Star of Life Award, please complete the Nomination Packet that follows and return it to the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance office via email: by January 5, 2024. 

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Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We couldn't host this amazing recognition event without your support!

2023 Star of Life Sponsors

Star Partner Sponsor

Children's Hospital at Erlanger
Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Education Association (TEMSEA)

North Star Sponsor


Gold Star Sponsor

TN Hospital Association

Granite Award Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Bronze Sponsor