By Megan Wehring
DRIPPING SPRINGS – It’s a nonstop job for emergency medical personnel.
The Dripping Springs City Council proclaimed May 15 through May 22 as Emergency Medical Services Week – recognizing the teams that give back to their community daily. The council accredited that emergency medical services is a vital public service and the teams provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“Emergency medical services has grown to fill a gap providing important out of hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care and access to telemedicine,” the proclamation reads. “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.”
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.
Local dedicated representatives were on hand to accept the proclamation.