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James City County Celebrates EMS Week on May 16


Date: May 10, 2004
Contact: Margaret Tucker, Public Fire Educator

Phone: (757) 253-0574


James City County' Fire Department will celebrate Emergency Services Week (EMS) on May 16 with displays, health screenings, fire trucks, ambulances, a rescue boat, and an EMS helicopter at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Road. The event, which will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., will also include open forums on topics including:


  • How the Fire Department protects your family and the community every day
  • How the “Heads Up” dispatching information system works
  • How to become an EMT
  • How the EMS helicopter saves lives
  • How to become a Fire and EMS volunteer


    The theme for the 30th annual EMS Week May 16-22 is “EMS: There When You Need Us.” It is a national celebration to bring together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety, and honor the dedication of those who provide life-saving services on the medical “front-line.” The week is sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians.


    James City Fire and EMS is staffed by career and volunteer personnel at five stations in the County. Units responded to more than 7,500 calls for assistance in 2003.


    For more information, contact Public Fire Educator Margaret Tucker at 253-0574 or Fire/EMS District Chief Tal Luton at 220-0626.



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