Dear Tucker County,
May 21-27, 2023, is the 49th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. This year’s theme is EMS: Where Emergency Care Begins.
Tucker County EMS responds to an average of 100 plus calls a month. These calls serve, resident and visitors to Tucker County, including all age ranges from infants to centenarians. From upsets and falls, diabetic incidents, fires, motor vehicle and ATV accidents, health and welfare checks, amputations, illnesses, breathing complications, strokes, drug overdoses, cardiac events and combinations of the aforementioned, your community EMS providers are covering the 421 square miles of the Tucker County to assess, stabilize, initiate treatment and then expeditiously and safely transport patients in need to the nearest medical facility. When, what and how they do their jobs in the magic hour dramatically makes a positive difference in the lives of the citizens of Tucker County. With over 1200 annual calls in a county of 6800 residents, it is extremely likely, we all know many of our neighbors whose lives have been touched by our EMS staff. The Tucker County Ambulance Authority encourages all community members to greet their EMS providers and thank them for their service this upcoming week.
Your EMS staff works night and day in concert with law, fire, 911 and other OEMS service providers to provide a critically needed service to a county with no local hospital services. Please let them know, that the community they serve, appreciates the difference they make in your lives.
Grateful for the service they provide,
Tucker County Ambulance Authority
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