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Upper St. Clair Designates May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services Week

On Monday night, the Board of Commissioners declared May 19-25, 2024, as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in Upper St. Clair. Commissioner Richard I. Thomas presented the proclamation to Tri-Community South EMS Chief Keith Morse.

“I hear people commend the emergency services here on a weekly basis,” said Commissioner Thomas. “The Board of Commissioners wishes to specifically recognize Tri-Community South EMS for its superior service to Upper St. Clair and to the entire South Hills.”

“It continues to be an honor to lead Tri-Community South EMS, one of the most phenomenal EMS agencies in the county, if not the state,” said Morse. “The folks we have at Tri-Community South take the time and effort to support all patients, especially the ones who need a little bit of extra help. I very much thank you for honoring the fantastic people we have.”

EMS Week serves as a time to express gratitude to paramedics, EMTs and the entire EMS workforce for their dedicated service and sacrifices. It also presents a chance to enhance public awareness about the vital role of Tri-Community South EMS in Upper St. Clair and the broader South Hills region. The theme for this year's EMS Week is "Honoring Our Past. Forging Our Future."

Tri-Community South stands among just six EMS agencies in Pennsylvania to have earned accreditation from the Commission for the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). This distinction is achieved by meeting national standards that cover not only patient care delivery, but also the comprehensive operations of the ambulance service and its interactions with other agencies, the public and the medical community.

The EMS system includes a network of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital and emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained public members and other providers of out-of-hospital medical care.

To learn more about EMS Week, click here.

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