Lee Commissioners recognized the Lee County Emergency Medical Services Tuesday during National EMS Week. This is the 33rd annual event. It’s sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians and other national public safety agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lee County employs more than 230 paramedics and emergency medical technicians, paramedics, pilots and others, says Deputy Director of Public Safety, Chris Hanson.
“Such a great, wonderful team. Many of them just finished a night’s worth of work. Thank you very much for your support. Thank you for the trust that you give us and the empowerment that county administration gives us to steward this area of responsibility. It is a privilege. It is an honor and we don’t take it lightly.”
Last year Lee County EMS responded to more than 74,000 emergency calls and transported more than 1000 patients by air.
This is National EMS Week – honoring the paramedics who care for sick and injured residents and visitors.
Last year Lee County EMS responded to nearly 75,000 emergency calls and transported more than 1000 patients by air. Every day the unit averages 200 calls. Lee County commissioner John Albion says that highlights their importance to the community.
“That is a tremendous call volume and I know it’s bigger during certain days and less perhaps during other days during the year considering season versus out of season. In spite of all those calls you still do such a terrific job and with wait times with roads and the emergency rooms it just really speaks volumes about how great of an EMS service that we have.”
Lee Commissioners recognized the Lee County Emergency Medical Services Tuesday.
Wednesday, 17 May 2006 01:00