Thursday, September 3, 2015
(DALLAS, TEXAS- September 3, 2015)-The Night Vision Awards took place in Dallas during the annual NIGHTCON Night Vision Conference where EagleMed was given the Mark of Excellence Award and James Wisecup received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Mark of Excellence Award recognizes a company that signifies dedication to quality and excellence in their operation.
“EagleMed is very pleased to accept the Mark of Excellence Award in recognition of our initiative to outfit the entire rotor wing fleet with Night Vision Goggles as part of the commitment to improving safety,” said EagleMed Director of Environmental Health & Safety Lance Hofmann. “We initiated and accomplished this additional safety layer because NVGs are the most proactive technology for accident and incident prevention in night critical care transport.”
In adopting Night Vision Goggles as the highest standard for safety in the air medical transportation industry, EagleMed improves the wellbeing of its patients, crewmembers and the industry. EagleMed’s implementation of Night Vision Goggles for its entire helicopter fleet represents an important economic investment and considerable logistical challenge in pursuit of improving safety according to Hofmann.
The NIGHTCON Night Vision Lifetime Achievement award is given to an individual that has made a significant impact on the industry and the use of NVIS.
“It’s an honor to receive this award, and I appreciate the ongoing support from Air Methods and my peers in the Night Vision world,” said James O. Wisecup, Aviation Director of Air Methods. “It goes without saying that safety is at the forefront of what we do, and night vision goggle technology continues to improve the safety of an entire industry. I believe that the total support of the helicopter civil aviation industry in the pursuit of NVIS certification has saved many lives. It’s truly humbling.”
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Sponsors of the event included Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), Night Flight Concepts, (NFC), Vertical Magazine and Rotorcraft Pro Magazine.
“The winners of the awards in Dallas exemplify what these awards are all about,” said Night Vision Awards Emcee, Scott Emerine. “EagleMed not only won the Mark of Excellence Award, but also was recognized for their SMS efforts this week by another organization. Jim Wisecup was among the first adopters of night vision goggles in the air medical industry and pioneered efforts to see NVIS use approved in the United States. The judges truly selected great winners that were worthy of the recognition they received.”
About The Night Vision Awards
The Night Vision Awards were established to honor operations using Night Vision Goggles to advance the mission of safety throughout the world. For additional information on the awards visit http://www.nightvisionawards.com.