To the Editor:

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 19-25, is a time to recognize the professionals that sacrifice time with their families, friends and loved ones and put the needs of others above their own.

EMS personnel in Pike County and the surrounding area respond to emergency incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are ready to provide lifesaving, dedicated and compassionate care at a momentís notice. In addition, the members of the areaís emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.

Throughout the week area hospitals and EMS agencies will be showing appreciation to EMS providers with BBQs, giveaways and special educational classes. I am asking the public to also take sometime this week to thank a first responder, EMT or paramedic for all that they do to help their community.

On behalf of Pike County Advanced Life Support, we would like to thank all of the EMS services in the area who provide such dedicated and compassionate care to the residents of Pike and Wayne Counties including: Promisedland Fire Company, Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Department, Shohola Township Fire & Rescue QRS, Lackawaxen Township Emergency Medical Services, Newfoundland Area Ambulance, Tafton Fire Company, Bushkill Emergency Corp, Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Milford Fire & Rescue Department, Hemlock Farms Fire Department, Westfall Township Fire Department, Tusten Volunteer Ambulance, Hawley Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue, Matamoras Fire Department QRS, Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corp and the White Mills Fire Department.


Kyle B. Wright

Director of Operations

Pike County Advanced Life Support