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EMS WEEK PROCLAMATION
On 16 May 2013, the Lebanon County Commissioners presented to President Backenstoes, a proclamation declaring EMS Week 2013 being May 19th to May 25th, 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 and Dave Hull from Myerstown First Aid Unit, Bryan Smith from First Aid and Safety Patrol, Jim Reily from Central Medical Ambulance and Barbara Chambers our Secretary.
Our March meeting will be held on 19 March 2014. The meeting site will be at Schaeferstown EMS, 250 North Locust Street in Schaefferstown. The con/ed will be Bariatric Patient interaction and will be presented by Scott Buchle. The con/ed will begin at 1900 with the business meeting to follow at 2000.
Our May meeting will be held at Myerstown First Aid Unit at 11 East Jefferson Street in Myerstown on 14 May 2014.
EMS WEEK 2013:
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 Amy Warner on WTPA radio, 92.1 FM. We also received coverage from the Lebanon Daily News.
We offer a special thank you to Amy Warner our radio host and our partners, the EHSF and the Good Samaritan Health System, Ralph Watts of Comics and Paperback's Plus, Palmyra, PA, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Mark Sallada of 911 Rapid Response for their support of our EMS Week program. A video from the event is on our Facebook page and will be posted in the profiles section. Special thanks to Keith Bowers for his assist with the photography.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTATION
On 8 May, 2013, at the monthly meeting of the Lebanon County Ambulance Association, the sixth lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Jeffrey G. witmer, who has offered many years years of service to the citizens of Pennsylvania and to the EMS system in Lebanon County. Jeff has served in numerous roles over the years and continues to serve as a staff medic for Life Lion EMS and serves as the coordinator of the Community Outreach CPR program for the RSTC. 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 Jeff. Photos of the presentation may be viewed in the profiles section in the near future.
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:
Jeffrey Witmer for his lengthy and meritorious service to the citizens of Lebanon County.