Essential personnel recognized in Dripping

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.

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Megan Navarro (Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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