Texas EMS Hall of Fame


The Texas Department of Health honors individuals who 
have made a significant and dramatic contribution to
Emergency Medical Services in the Texas during their careers.

This honor is intended to remain a permanent part of the EMS history of this state. Individuals inducted into the Texas EMS Hall of Fame are permanently honored
in a display at the offices of the EMS & Trauma Systems Coordination.


Charles E. King
November 1987

Carl B. Young
November 1988

Lin Vickers
November 1989

Chief L. O. "Whitey" Martin
November 1991

Babe Aycock
November 1994

Jack Peacock, MD
November 1994

James Atkins, MD
November 1996

Herman H. Novak
November 1998

Alana S. Mallard
November 1998

Gene Weatherall
November 1999

Van Williams
November 2012

Nominations for individuals to be inducted into the Texas EMS Hall of Fame are open to anyone residing in the State of Texas. Nominations must be written and should contain the following information:

  • A historical perspective of the EMS work history of the individual
  • A list of results achieved by this individual relating to EMS statewide
  • The short-term and long-term benefits to Texas EMS as a result of the direct effort of the individual
  • A description of how this individual's contribution to Texas EMS was above and beyond the ordinary job that would have been performed by the majority of individuals had they been in a similar position
  • A resume or curriculum vitae for additional background information
  • Nominations must be postmarked prior to June 1 of each year to be considered. Nominations will be distributed to all members of the Texas EMS Hall of Fame, the directors at the Office of EMS & Trauma Systems Coordinations, and officials at the Texas Department of State Health Services.

    Nominations must contain the above items in an explicit and detailed manner. Send six copies of the nomination to:

    Texas Department of State Health Services
    EMS Hall of Fame
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347  


    For more information, please e-mail EMS Info.

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    Last updated February 06, 2014