Pa. EMS Week celebration under way

Representative to the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Federation offers praise for local responders

By Jim Hook
Public Opinion

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — About 20 emergency medical technicians recently attended a ceremony declaring National Emergency Medical Services Week from May 15 to 21.

"I've been an EMT for 26 years," said Jean Mackey, the Franklin County representative to the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Federation. "A lot of these people work very, very hard and get very little recognition. They have to have a second job. It's a sad state of affairs. I'm very proud of them."

Franklin County Commissioners recently signed the declaration.

"You all are critical to the value of life in Franklin County," Commissioner David Keller said.

William Little, long-time EMT instructor, said the unique system of emergency medical help in Franklin County surpasses that available in the Philadelphia area. The local system also is predominantly volunteer.

Copyright 2011 Public Opinion
All Rights Reserved

Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Get Paramedic Chief in your inbox

Thanks! You've been successfully signed up for the Paramedic Chief

Copyright © 2022 EMS1. All rights reserved.