Congratulations King County EMS Paramedic, Evan Van Otten!

We are excited to announce that the 2019 “Spirit of Team Play” Award winner is King County EMS paramedic, Evan Van Otten. The “Spirit of Team Play” Award is given to a paramedic that best models the personal behavior consistent with the expectations of the public and the profession: Integrity, Teamwork, Compassion, Empathy, Motivation, Commitment, Diplomacy, Tact, Confidence, Communication, Open-Mindedness, Conscientiousness.

We would also like to congratulate the following nominees:

  • Mike Rooks, Camano Island Fire & Rescue
  • Kelly Brusa, Seattle Fire Department
  • Bryan Smith, Seattle Fire Department
  • Eric Timm, Redmond Fire Department
  • Nick Fugate, King County EMS
  • Cory Odgers, Snohomish County Fire District 7

Evan Van Otten was honored on December 2, 2019 during the Seahawks’ pre-game presentation at CenturyLink Field.

Past “Spirit of Team Play” Award Recipients


Paul Hyatt, Bellevue Fire Department
John Nankervis, Shoreline Fire Department
Phil Pierson, Bellevue Fire Department
Carrie Oliver, Seattle Fire Department
Sylvia Feder, King County Medic One
Brian Chinn, Seattle Fire Department
Art Cole, Bellevue Fire Department
Norm Nedell, Seattle Fire Department
Richard Burke, Bellevue Fire Department
David Coatsworth, Seattle Fire Department
Keith Collop, Bellevue Fire Department