EMAS were announced winners at the UK Heart Safe Awards event in Manchester on 7 October 2016.
The EMAS Community Response Team won the Emergency Services Team of the Year Award.
EMAS Head of Community Response, Michael Barnett-Connolly, said: “We are delighted to win the award in recognition of our regional Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) initiative and collaborative work with the Fire Service and CFR colleagues across the East Midlands.
"Thanks to our initiatives we are helping more lives to be saved through early resuscitation and defibrillation.
“Well done everyone, a great achievement by the whole CFR and co-responder community.”
Volunteer colleagues at Trent Community First Responder (CFR) Scheme in Nottingham were also recognised for their efforts, winning the CFR Scheme of the Year Award.