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EMS WEEK PROCLAMATION
On 15 May 2014, the Lebanon County Commissioners presented to President Backenstoes, a proclamation declaring EMS Week 2014 being May 18th to May 24th, at the comissioner's meeting. Also in attendance to accept the proclamination on behalf of all of the gallant men and women who provide patient care in Lebanon County were Jim Rittle from Myerstown First Aid Unit, Bryan Smith from First Aid and Safety Patrol, and Barbara Chambers our Secretary.
Our September meeting will be held at First Aid & Safety Patrol at 254 South 11th Street in Lebanon on 10 September 2014. The con/ed will be presented by Tony Deavan and the topic will be EMSVO in nature. The con/ed will begin at 1900 with the business meeting to follow at 2000.
EMS WEEK 2014:
A good turnout. Most of the county's units were on hand to meet and greet our public, our fellow providers and those intrested in beginning a career in EMS. We were live on the air with Bob Waters on WTPA radio, 92.1 FM and Joann from WWSM 1510 AM. We also received coverage from the Lebanon Daily News.
We offer a special thank you to Bob Waters and Joann our radio hosts and our partners, the EHSF, the Good Samaritan Health System, Ralph Watts of Comics and Paperback's Plus, Palmyra, PA, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the Wenger Foundation. the Lebanon Valley Mall and Texas Roadhouse in Palmyra for their support of our EMS Week program. Photos from the event are on our Facebook page. Special thanks to David and Morgan Heim and Samantha and Emma Heisey for their special assist to the Nittany Lion.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTATION
On 14 May, 2014, at the monthly meeting of the Lebanon County Ambulance Association, the seventh lifetime Achievement Award was presented to David Kirchner, who has offered many years years of service to the citizens of Pennsylvania and to the EMS system in Lebanon County. Dave has served in numerous roles over the years and continues to serve as a the President of the Myerstown First Aid Unit and as an instructor for the Myerstown CTC. He was and continues to be a close friend to our EMS services and providers here in Lebanon County and is a vital cog in our EMS Week program. Congratulations Dave.
DISTINGUISHED PROVIDER AWARD
The Emergency Health Services Federation and the Lebanon County Ambulance Association are proud to announce that the following individual has been presented the Distinguished Provider Award:
Dave Kirchner for his lengthy and meritorious service to the citizens of Lebanon County.