Each year the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP) searches for a paramedic who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and the highest level of professionalism to award recognition through the Tim Hynes Award.
For the first time in the Award’s history, the award has been bestowed to an Australian paramedic – Steve Whitfield – and this represents only the third time a non-American paramedic has achieved the Award. “Steve’s exemplary abilities in leadership, education and safety within the paramedic profession demonstrate that he is deserving of this year’s Award.”
Steve is a paramedic with the Queensland Ambulance Service, a flight paramedic in Fiji and has been responsible for founding community health clinics in remote communities through the Himalayas and Timor. He is currently a lecturer in paramedicine at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and was a guest presenter at PA’s recent ROAR 2019 conference.
PA warmly congratulates Steve on receiving the Tim Hynes Award.
Want to know more about Steve? Read a ‘day in the life’ with Steve in the Summer Issue of Response magazine.
About the Tim Hynes Award
The Tim Hynes Award recognises exemplary abilities in leadership, education and safety within the paramedic profession. Tim Hynes was a founding member of the IAFCCP who was passionate about his profession. He lost his life, along with his crew, when their helicopter crashed while on a rescue mission in 1998. The IAFCCP changed the name of the Flight Paramedic of the Year Award to the Tim Hynes Award to honour Tim’s spirit and contributions to our profession.