Emergency Services Week (EMS), under the theme, "EMS Everyday Heroes," will kick-off its Big Five Motorcade at 5.00pm Friday afternoon comprising of approximately 30 emergency vehicles from both sides of the island.
The Big Five Motorcade will depart from the Fire & Ambulance Building in Cay Hill and head towards Belair, Little Bay Hill, passing Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel, down Front Street, to the Emmaplein, Yuancho Yrausquin Blvd, Suckergarden, Belvedere, Dutch Quarter, Mt. William Hill, Madame Estate, A.T. Illidge Road, Bush Road and back to Cay Hill.
The vehicles involved are from various departments and entities: Police; Government and Airport Fire Departments; Ambulance Department; WIEMS; Red Cross; Voluntary Korps; Funeral Services; and vehicles from the North side Fire and Ambulance Services.
After the motorcade retired ambulance service personnel will be given a token of appreciation followed by a karaoke night for EMS staff both from the Dutch and French sides of the island that is scheduled to start at 8.30pm.
On Saturday, EMS Week 2011 will come to a close with a Sports Day to be held from 10.00am to 1.30pm at the Melford Hazel Sports facility in Suckergarden. The sports day will feature EMS teams from both sides of the island.
Ambulance Department Head Cylred Richardson said he is very pleased with the activities that have been organised so far for EMS Week.