EMS Week comes to an end with Big Five Motorcade

Emergency Services Week (EMS), under the theme, "Anytime, Anywhere, We will be there," will come to an end late Friday afternoon with a Big Five Motorcade comprising of approximately 30 emergency vehicles from both sides of the island. 

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The Big Five Motorcade will kick off at 6.00pm from the Fire & Ambulance Building in Cay Hill and head towards Churchill Roundabout at Le Grand Marche; down the Bush Road; over the Prins Bernard Bridge; pass F.W. Vlaun & Son; down Front Street.

The motorcade will then continue to Emancipation Roundabout near the Sundial School and then down the Pondfill; turn right on the A.T. Illidge Road just before the Prins Bernhard Bridge; head up to South Reward and then back down to Churchill Roundabout; and back to the Fire & Ambulance Building in Cay Hill for refreshments.

The motorcade will be led by the Police and police vehicles will regulate traffic flow at various intersections as the motorcade approaches.

The number of vehicles involved and from the various departments and entities are: Police four; Island Government and Airport Fire Departments three; Ambulance Department five; WIEMS one; Red Cross four; Voluntary Korps two; Funeral Services two; and approximately seven vehicles from the North side Fire and Ambulance Services.

Ambulance Department Head Cylred Richardson said he was very pleased with the activities that have been organised for EMS Week.

"We have made much progress during the week that started on Sunday with a church service and now will conclude with the Big Five Motorcade. A lot of energy and effort has been put into promoting the ambulance emergency number which is 912. This was our primary objective for EMS Week 2010," Richardson told the Government Information Service (GIS) on Thursday.

The Ambulance Service which falls under Sector Public Health is committed to providing timely pre-hospital medical care and transport for the sick or injured persons 24 hours a day seven days a week.

If you have difficulty reaching the 912 emergency number for whatever reason, the other two numbers that you can call are 5206262 or 542-2111.