WHITMAN — Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Timothy Grenno is pleased to announce that the Whitman Fire Department will honor its emergency medical personnel this week as part of national EMS week.
This year’s EMS Week began Sunday, May 17 and ends Saturday, May 23. The annual event celebrates the work of emergency medical practitioners who are on the front lines protecting residents in their communities when emergencies arise.
Emergency medical calls make up approximately 61% of the ones that the Whitman Fire Department responds to in a given year, further emphasizing the invaluable role its EMS providers play on a daily basis. This has become even more apparent during the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
The Whitman Fire Department wishes to formally acknowledge and thank the 24 emergency medical professionals within the department for the tireless work they do in service of the town.
“EMS professionals are always ready to answer the call in a quick and professional manner, no matter the situation,” Chief Grenno said. “They are an essential part of the Whitman Fire Department, and it is important that we all take time to acknowledge them for the critical role they play in keeping our community safe.”
A special dedication was made by the American College of Emergency Physicians this year for EMS workers who have died due to COVID-19 related complications as well.