PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton is recognizing National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 19-25,.
A banquet for area EMS providers will be held May 21 in the Perry cafeteria in recognition for the dedication and services they provide.
The provision of Emergency Medical Services is a vital public service and EMS providers are 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. Local EMS providers, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills. The Emergency Medical Services system consists of First Responders, EMT-Basics, EMT-Intermediates, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, police, firefighters and educators dedicated to providing emergency care.