Shout-out to our local emergency medical services (EMS) providers! Today marks the end of the 45th National EMS Week, which began on May 19. President Gerald Ford created EMS Week in 1974 to highlight the important work performed by emergency medical service practitioners through our nation’s communities.

At the May 15 Town Council meeting, mayor Eric Wilsusen issued a proclamation praising those who “give selflessly of themselves for the welfare of others.” Emergency medical services include medical dispatchers, first responders, first aid personnel, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, and physicians. Chiefs Albie Garcia of the Jefferson Township Rescue Squad and James Perrier of the Milton First Aid Squad were on hand to accept the proclamation.

A proclamation (pictured) praising those who “give selflessly of themselves for the welfare of others.” The proclamation was issued by mayor Eric Wilsusen to the chiefs of the Jefferson Township Recue Squad and the Milton First Aid Squad at the Town Council meeting on May 15, 2019. (Photo: Aprl Leaver)

The Jefferson Chronicle thanks all the EMS workers in Jefferson Township for their altruistic service.

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