May 20-26, 2018 is National EMS Week. In Chattanooga, officials will be celebrating and recognizing emergency service personnel by holding the eighth annual EMS Week Bass Tournament at Chester Frost Park Boat Ramp on Monday.
Emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, police officers and hospital personnel throughout the Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina area will join forces to support the SEEMSDA 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 five best fish.
Since 2011, The EMS Week Bass Tournament has provided funding for 10 college students pursuing a career in EMS and donated over $2,600 to the Chattanooga Forgotten Child Fund
Blast off will be at 7:30 a.m. If that is too early, weigh-in will be 4 p.m.
On average, there are 100 emergency service personnel (50 boats) that register for this event.