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Emergency Medical Services honored this week

This week of May 15 through May 21, 2022, has been proclaimed as Emergency Medical Services Week in Columbia and Adair County.

The leadership of the county worked together in a proclamation issued jointly by Mayor Pamela Hoots and Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan. The special document follows:

PROCLAMATION - designating the Week of May 15-21, 2022 as Emergency Medical Services Week

WHEREAS: Emergency medical services is a vital public service; and

WHEREAS: the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and

WHEREAS: access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

WHEREAS: emergency medical services has grown to fill a gap providing important, out of hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care, and access to telemedicine; and

WHEREAS: the emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officer, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out of hospital medical care providers; and

WHEREAS: the members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills;


WHEREAS: it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week;

In recognition of this event we do hereby proclaim the week of May 15-21, 2022, as

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK - With the EMS Strong Theme, THIS IS EMS: Caring for Our Communities, we encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

s/Pam Hoots
Mayor, City of Columbia


s/Gale Cowan
Adair County Judge Executive

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Saying thank you to Emergency Medical Services

2022-05-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo from the office of Mayor Pam Hoots, Columbia, KY.
This week is declared Emergency Medical Services Week in Columbia and Adair County as the result of a proclamation issued jointly by Mayor Pamela Hoots and Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan. With them in this picture, from left, are: Cody Neat, Wayne Ray, Rita Bragg, Daryl Flatt, and Preston Gaskin.

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