Kaua`i County Honors National Ems Week

LIHU`E, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — In a ceremony held Monday at the Lihu`e Civic Center, Mayor Derek Kawakami along with Council Chair Arryl Kaneshiro honored members of Kaua`i’s Emergency Medical Services and declared May 19 through 25 as National EMS Week. This year marks 45 years of this annual nationwide recognition, which serves to honor and celebrate EMS practitioners and the important lifesaving services they provide as medicine’s “front line.” In his presentation, the Mayor highlighted the ongoing work of all EMS personnel and thanked them for providing quality emergency care for the island’s residents and visitors saying he has seen first-hand the “courageous and valuable work” done by Island EMS. Approximately 15 personnel from the American Medical Response, Kaua`i Fire and Police Departments, the PMRF Fire Department, and the Kaua’i Emergency Management Agency attended the ceremony on Monday.

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