Proclamation; Emergency Medical Services Week

PHOTO CAP: Emergency Services Week L-R: Aleshire, Lewis, Heller



Proclamation; Emergency Medical Services Week

In the Board of County Commissioners May 20th meeting, Commissioner Kristin Aleshire presented a proclamation designating May 18-24, 2008 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Washington County to Kevin Lewis, Acting Director of the Division of Fire and Emergency Services, and EMS coordinator Brigitte Heller.
The Board cited Emergency Medical Services as a vital public service; with the members of emergency medical services teams ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury.
The emergency medical services system consists of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators and others. Members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.
The Commissioners encouraged all citizens to recognize the value and accomplishments of the dedicated men and women that meet the emergency medical needs of our citizens.
In addition, May 21st was proclaimed "Emergency Medical Services for Children Day" in Washington County.