EMS Strong: Beyond the call

Mena Mayor Seth Smith proclaimed Emergency Medical Services in the City of Mena between May 19-25.  Pictured above with Smith during the May 21 Proclamation signing are Sam Cavelli, Cassidy Brock, Charles Anderson, Brooke Hines, Robby Hines, Cody Boehler, John Shoptaw, and John Smith. (Photo courtesy of Brooke Hines)

Mena Mayor Seth Smith declared May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services Week in the City of Mena through a signed proclamation stating that emergency medical services are a vital public service on May 21.

“Whereas the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and Whereas, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and Whereas, emergency medical services have grown to fill a gap by providing important, out of hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care, and access to telemedicine; and Whereas, the emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, fire fighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other our of hospital medical care providers ...it is appropriate  to recognize the value and accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week,” stated Smith within the proclamation.

Local EMS team members participated during EMS on the Hill Day in Little Rock on Wednesday, May 22.

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