Posted by: Blog Admin | May 16, 2010

Wake County EMS to Recognize National EMS Week

National EMS Week Logo

National EMS Week Logo

The media is invited to cover events sponsored by the Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System during National EMS Week, May 16 – 22, 2010.

The anchor event to this year’s celebration will be the annual Cardiac Arrest Save Ceremony on Monday, May 17, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., at the Fletcher Opera Theater, in the Progress Energy Center, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. The County’s EMS System celebrates another significant increase this year with a total of 60 survivors of cardiac arrest during calendar year 2009. No other community in the U.S. benefits from a higher pre-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate.

Also, Wake County EMS, and Human Services’ Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Program, will host the EMS Healthy Living Open House on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the EMS Station on Davie St., in the Public Safety Center in downtown Raleigh. Employees and citizens are invited to stop by for blood pressure screenings, fresh fruit, tours of ambulances, and to meet Pete, the Paramedic Panda

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