EFR observes National EMS Week

May 18, 2010

By Staff

Eastside Fire & Rescue will mark National Emergency Medical Services Week through May 19. The annual observance brings together communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor first responders.

EFR leaders credit continuing education and specialized training for the quality of services emergency medical technicians provide. The agency includes 31 continuing education instructors to assist EMS Coordinator Elenjo Schaff.

“These individuals perform their skills as firefighters and emergency medical technicians, but have also exceeded their training requirements, and are the key element to our agency’s quality improvement and assurance,” Schaff said in a news release.

The week marks the 37th annual National EMS Week with the theme “Anytime. Anywhere. We’ll Be There.”

“Not only do we want to take this opportunity to recognize our firefighters, but I also would like to thank and acknowledge the EMS instructors of our agency for their influence and assistance as we continue to meet the challenges in keeping up our professional skills,” Schaff continued.

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