The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation designating the week of May 17-23, 2020 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Upper St. Clair.
It is especially important this year to recognize the value and sacrifices of emergency medical providers, in particular, Tri-Community South EMS Director Nora Helfrich and her dedicated and highly skilled team, as EMS services provide direct in-person care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency medical services is a vital public service and the members of the emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury and emergency medical services have grown to fill a gap by providing important, out-of-hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care and access to telemedicine.
The emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out-of-hospital medical care providers.
The members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.
“EMS STRONG: Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow" is the theme of Emergency Medical Services Week in Upper St. Clair. The community is encouraged to support this invaluable service in any way possible. Consider a subscription.
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners wishes to specifically recognize Tri-Community South EMS for its superior service to Upper St. Clair and the South Hills.