HVA Awards

Heart Safe Awards

The Huron Valley Ambulance Board of Trustees honors organizations for their efforts in providing a heart safe environment for visitors and staff by meeting this criteria:

  • Public access automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in their building(s)
  • CPR/AED trained staff on site whenever facility is open
  • A regularly practiced cardiac emergency response plan

The following organizations have created a Heart Safe environment and received the HVA Heart Safe Award:


South Lyon Community Schools

Thetford Corporation, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Department of Public Safety


Dexter Community Schools

Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Ypsilanti


Edwards Brothers Malloy, Ann Arbor


Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor


Hyundai America Technical Center, Ypsilanti


Heart Safe Award winners are recognized by the HVA Board of Trustees each year during Emergency Medical Services Week, usually celebrated the third week in May. Representatives from the winning organizations receive a plaque for their main building and are honored at our annual Emergency Medical Services Recognition Awards Dinner.

Nominations are welcome all year long. The organization must be headquartered or operate in the HVA 9-1-1 service area — Washtenaw, western Wayne or southwest Oakland counties or the 9-1-1 service areas of our affiliated ambulance services — JCA, MCA, LCA or ACA.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Board of Trustees of Emergent Health Partners (HVA’s parent company) honors individuals for their outstanding contribution to our organization and emergency medical services in the communities we serve. More… 

For further information about our awards or if you wish to nominate an individual or an organization, please contact Community Relations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 734-477-6782.