DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — As part of National Emergency Medical Services Week, Dothan City Officials declared this week EMS week in the Circle City.

On top of the declaration, the John T. Ingram EMT of the Year Award was presented to Dothan Firefighter Robert Forbes.

Dothan EMT, John T. Ingram, showed spirit and dedication like no other while on the job. According to Dothan Fire Chief, Larry Williams, he was killed in a Panama City motorcycle accident in 2002 and the award was renamed to honor his services to the Dothan community.

Ingram’s parents were also in attendance for the recognization.

The Paramedic of the Year Award was also presented on Tuesday. This recognition was awarded to Dothan Fire Sergeant, Brady Reeder, this is given to a paramedic for outstanding patient care and performance demonstrated throughout the year.

“This is also a time though that we get to come together each year and just recognize people that really make up the EMS system,” Chief Williams said. “People step up every day to help us, keep us well, keep us healthy, keep us fit in what we do and these are the people that do that.”

Chief Williams tells WDHN that this week gives the community an oppurtunity to show appreciation not only to those being recognized but to every EMS first responder within the Circle City.