Local Events Planned For National Emergency Medical Services Week

Friday, May 17, 2013

Local events planned for the 40th anniversary with National Emergency Medical Services Week. include the 3rd EMS Bass Tournament and the annual HCEMS Awards Banquet.

Amy Maxwell said, "National EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's 'front line.' This year, during our awards banquet, we will recognize a school nurse who was instrumental in saving a student’s life, as well as honor our EMT and paramedic of the year.

"Special comments will be offered by Director Tony Reavley and County Mayor Jim Coppinger as we celebrate our 25th anniversary as a county agency.

"Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Firefighters and Police Officers throughout the Tennessee and Georgia area will join forces to support the Paramedic Scholarship Program and a local charity, The Forgotten Child Fund, to fish the Chickamauga Lake in search of the 'biggest fish' and overall weight of their three best fish.

 

"Blast off will be at 7:30 a.m. Weigh in will be 4 p.m.

 

"Currently, we have 64 entries and more are expected at the gate."

MONDAY: May 20th EMS Week Bass Tournament (7a.m. to 4 p.m.) at Chester Frost Park

THURSDAY, May 23rd HCEMS Annual Awards Banquet (6:00-9:00 p.m.) at The Chattanoogan.

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared Nov. 3–10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.”


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