EMS kicks off EMS Week 2012 with Sunday Church Service

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on Sunday kicked off its annual EMS Week 2012 with a church service on Sunday at the Risen Christ Catholic Church, South Reward.


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The theme for EMS Week 2012 is "EMS More than a job. A Calling."

According to Head of the Ambulance Department Cylred Richardson, various activities have been planned for the week up until Saturday when the week’s activities concludes with an EMS Masquerade Ball for staff and invited guests.

Some of the activities planned for the week are radio interviews; primary school lectures; live drills; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) demonstrations at three different locations; EMS lecture at the Fire and Ambulance Station in Cay Hill; and the Big Five EMS Motorcade 2012.

EMS is an emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.

The goal of most emergency medical services is to either provide treatment to those in need of urgent medical care, with the goal of satisfactorily treating the presenting conditions, or arranging for timely removal of the patient to the next point of definitive care.

Richardson invites the public to attend the demonstrations that will be organized at different venues. Information with respect to the venue and times will be published in the Government Information Page published in the two daily newspapers.