Released: May 19, 2022
Delaware County Councilman Richard Womack was proud to formally recognize May 15-22 as National Emergency Medical Services Week at the Regional EMS Meeting held at the Delaware County Emergency Services building on May 18. The week is dedicated to recognizing EMS workers across the country who work to save the lives and improve the health of all residents.
Delaware County’s EMS community provides lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their work has always been vital, but it has been even more so over the past two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of EMS have been on the frontlines- responding to calls that increase their exposure to COVID-19, transporting and caring for COVID-19 patients, and staffing COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinics. Each day- they risk their personal safety and health to ensure the safety and health of our community. They are true front-line heroes.
While we commend the heroic efforts of the County’s dedicated EMS workers every day, this week is set aside to pay tribute to them and shine a spotlight on their work. On behalf of the entire county, County Council thanks and commends to the entire EMS community in Delaware County.