Florida Hospital Flagler on Wednesday treated first responders across the county to a barbecue lunch and ice cream as part of Emergency Medical Services Week.
“All, thanks so much for coming to FHF today,” wrote John Subers, Director of the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation Director, in an email to Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito with a photo attached. “Really enjoyed having you and your teams with us.”
This week, May21-27, is the 43rd Annual National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week. President Gerald Ford in 1974 authorized the creation to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do.
“This was a wonderful event,” Petito said. “They made sure they served crews from every shift from all departments throughout the county.”
The week acknowledges the dedication of emergency medical first responders, who provide lifesaving care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They fill the gap by providing out-of-hospital medical care to those who need it.