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 Alexandria Fire Department Celebrates EMS Week

May 21, 2013

News Highlights

  • May 19 to 25, 2013 is Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Week. 
  • EMS Week provides emphasis on Learning Instructions For Emergencies or L.I.F.E. 
  • Tuesday, May 21, EMS personnel will set up an informative display at John Carlyle Square Park, at the intersection of Dulany Street and Ballenger Street from 11:00am to 2pm. 
  • Thursday, May 23 at 9:00am the Inova Alexandria Hospital will sponsor a breakfast honoring EMS personnel. City officials and Department Heads will say a few words followed by an awards ceremony for EMS providers.
  • Saturday, May 25, EMS personnel will be at the City’s Farmers Market in front of City Hall, 301 King Street from 11:00am to 2:00pm. 
  • Saturday, May 25, EMS personnel will be at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market, located at the intersection of East Oxford Street and Mount Vernon Avenue from 11:00am to 2:00pm. 
  • At all locations EMS personnel will be on hand to discuss the importance of what to do in case of a medical emergency and offer advice on how to prevent these events from occurring. 
  • At all locations EMS personnel will distribute brochures, offer to test blood sugar levels and blood pressures.

This year May 19 to 25, 2013 is Emergency Medical Service Week. The City of Alexandria prides itself on its Emergency Medical System (EMS) level and quality of care from its providers. This year EMS Week places emphasis on Learning Instructions For Emergencies or L.I.F.E. The City’s EMS personnel have developed a brochure which will be available and distributed during EMS Week. This brochure provides a brief description of life threatening conditions, what to look for, and what to do until help arrives. The conditions covered within the brochure are Cardiac Emergencies, Poisoning, Diabetes, Trauma, Allergic Reactions, Stroke, and Seizures.

On Tuesday, May 21, EMS personnel will set up an informative display at John Carlyle Square, at the intersection of Dulany Street and Ballenger Street from 11:00am to 2pm. EMS personnel will distribute brochures, offer to test blood sugar levels and check blood pressures.

On Thursday, May 23 at 9:00am the Inova Alexandria Hospital will sponsor a breakfast honoring EMS personnel. City Officials and Department Heads will make some remarks followed by an award ceremony.

On Saturday, May 25, EMS personnel will be at the City’s Farmers Market in front of City Hall, 301 King Street from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Additional EMS personnel will set up a display and information booth at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market, located at the intersection of East Oxford Street and Mount Vernon Avenue from 11:00am to 2:00pm. At all locations EMS personnel will be on hand to discuss the importance of what to do in case of a medical emergency and offer advise on how to prevent these events from occurring.

Please visit one of locations or events as the Alexandria Fire Department continues to educate the community on the importance of recognition and prevention of medical emergencies.

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For more information, contact Michael Gerber, EMS Supervisor, Alexandria Fire Department, at 703.746.5233 or Michael.Gerber@alexandriava.gov.

 

 

900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.5200
Fax: 703.838.5093
TTY: 703.838.4896

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