Will Chapleau, EMT-P, RN, TNS, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Director of Performance Improvement, is the 2012 recipient of the Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award. The award’s sponsors, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), presented the honor to Mr. Chapleau last year at the NAEMT’s General Membership Meeting. Mr. Chapleau previously served as Manager of the ACS Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) program.
Before joining the ACS, Mr. Chapleau worked as a paramedic for 36 years and a trauma nurse specialist for 23 years. He worked for 20 years as a firefighter paramedic for the Chicago Heights, IL, fire department and served as chief of the department for six years.
An emergency medical services (EMS) educator for 28 years, Mr. Chapleau has published four EMS textbooks and contributed to numerous other texts for several trauma educational programs, including ATLS, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Care For Nurses. He also has written frequently for EMS and trauma journals and has lectured on EMS and trauma topics in more than 50 countries.
In addition, he served as a director on the boards of NAEMT, the National Association of EMS Educators, and the Society of Trauma Nurses.
The Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious honor awarded by the NREMT and the NAEMT, and is named after one of its founding members. To learn more about NAEMT and to view a press release on Mr. Chapleau’s receipt of the award, on the NAEMT website.