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EMS Week recognized

The Glenwood Springs Fire Department will host a series of special events in honor of 2002 Emergency Medical Services Week, May 19-25. In 1974, President Gerald Ford signed the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week” proclamation. Today, that tradition lives on. The Glenwood Springs Fire Department is proud to be part of this annual event. This is one week out of the year that the members of the department can showcase their field and reach out into our community to promote and provide awareness about Emergency Medical Services. The GSFD provides 24-hour Advanced Life Support to the community, and provides transport through three state-of-the-art, four-wheel-drive ambulances. The department responds to more than 700 calls for medical emergencies each year. Those calls make up two-thirds of the department’s total calls. The following special events will be held during the week at the Glenwood Springs Community Center:-3-6 p.m. Monday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 22, get your blood pressure checked and see the city’s new ambulances-3-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, if you’re not sure if your child safety seat is installed properly in your car, stop by and have it checked-6-10 p.m. Thursday, a free Community CPR class will be offered at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Call 384-6301 to register. Class size is limited to 20. Those who successfully complete the class will receive a Community CPR certification card.


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