Emergency Medical Services Week Declared


  Elko County Board of Commissioners proclaimed 
May 15-21, 2016, as “Emergency Medical Services Week”.  Below Acting Ambulance Director Chris McHan receives the proclamation from Elko County Board of Commissioners.

The Proclamation reads as follows: 

WHEREAS, emergency medical services (EMS) is a vital public service; and

WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services 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, the emergency medical services system consists of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, first responders, educators, administrators, and others; and

WHEREAS, the 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; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize the value and accomplishments of Emergency Medical Services practitioners

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Elko County Board of Commissioners, do hereby declare May 15-21, 2016 as EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK
in recognition of our Emergency Medical Services system and encourages all residents to participate in the events of the week. The theme will be: EMS STRONG: CALLED TO CARE