The week of May 15 through May 21, 2022, has been proclaimed as Emergency Medical Services Week in Columbia and Adair County as the result of a proclamation issued by Mayor Pamela Hoots and Adair County Judge-Executive Gale Cowan.
The proclamation reads:
WHEREAS: To designate 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 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; and
WHEREAS: it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week; now
THEREFORE, I Gale Cowan, Judge Executive of Adair County, in recognition of this event 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. I encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.