Posted by: Blog Admin | May 16, 2011

Wake County EMS to Recognize National EMS Week

Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will sponsor a number of events during National EMS Week, May 15-21, 2011.

Wake County EMS, and Wake County Human Services’ Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Program, will host the EMS Healthy Living Open House on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the EMS Station on Davie Street, 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.

The anchor event to this year’s celebration will be the annual Cardiac Arrest Save Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 7 p.m., at the Fletcher Opera Theater, in the Progress Energy Center, 2 E. South Street, Raleigh. The County’s EMS System celebrates 57 survivors of cardiac arrest during calendar year 2010. No other community in the U.S. benefits from a higher pre-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate.

EMS Week will conclude with EMS Day Saturday, May 21, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kroger Grocery Store parking lot, 1610 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., at Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh. Residents are invited to view ambulances, meet paramedics and take advantage of health screenings. The event is designed to reach out to the community to help inform them about County EMS services available.

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