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EMS Week is a national celebration held each year during the third week of May to recognize the medical personnel and public safety professionals who provide lifesaving services daily. Locally, LifeNet, Inc. will host an appreciation dinner during the week to honor our local EMS, firefighters, police, and first responders.
Catered by Smokin’ In Style BBQ, the event will be held on May 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at LifeNet’s facility located at 220 Ouachita Avenue in Hot Springs.
“EMS Week allows us the opportunity to thank each person who impacts the chain of survival when sudden illness or injury happens in the community,” said Jason Gartner, General Manager of LifeNet’s Hot Springs Division. “We recognize the teamwork that happens between EMS, law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders. It takes all of us working together to ensure lifesaving care happens quickly in our community.”
From motor vehicle accidents, natural disasters and crimes, to a sudden cardiac arrests, strokes, or unexpected injuries, each agency works together to ensure the fastest medical response is available across the community.
“Often, the only time we get to come together is during a traumatic event,” Gartner said. “Our annual EMS and First Responder Dinner during EMS week allows our EMS staff to come together with first responders and law enforcement in a non-stressful situation, where we can say thank you to each person in our community who assists in providing lifesaving care.”
This year’s theme for EMS Week is “Stronger Together”, and anyone working as a first responder, firefighter, or law enforcement official is invited to attend LifeNet’s appreciation dinner during EMS Week.
For more information call 501-624-4206.