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Upper St. Clair Announces May 21-27 as Emergency Medical Services Week

The Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation on Monday night designating May 21-27, 2023, as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in Upper St. Clair. Commissioner Robert W. Orchowski presented the proclamation to Tri-Community South Chief Keith Morse along with two other members of his staff—Justin Kemmler and Maureen Evans.

“It is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of Emergency Medical Providers for their invaluable direct in-person care, and in particular, the dedicated and highly skilled team at Tri-Community South, by designating Emergency Medical Services Week in Upper St. Clair,” said Commissioner Orchowski.

“To say you folks are good would be a disservice—you’re not good, you’re great. When it comes to your training, the services you provide and your expertise, you are top notch.”

“I’ve worked with almost every EMS agency in Allegheny County, and I’ve always thought of Tri-Community South as one of the top agencies in the area,” said Morse. “We really do have some of the best providers in Allegheny County and throughout the nation.”

Tri-Community South is one of just four EMS agencies in Pennsylvania, and the only one in the Pittsburgh region, that has obtained accreditation by the Commission for the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). This is accomplished by establishing national standards which not only address the delivery of patient care but also the ambulance service's total operation and its relationships with other agencies, the general public and the medical community.

EMS Week is a time to thank paramedics, EMTs and the entire EMS workforce for their service and sacrifices. It's also an opportunity for everyone to continue to raise public awareness about the critical role of TCS EMS in Upper St. Clair and throughout the South Hills. This year’s theme for EMS Week is “Where Emergency Care Begins.”

To learn more about EMS Week, click here.