05/19/14 367 W - + 5 - 2 Wake County Celebrates EMS Week

From this web page, Wake County’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems will celebrate the eighty-seven survivors of cardiac arrest in 2013 with two special events during National EMS Week, which takes place hits week: Sunday, May 18 through Saturday, May 24, 2014. No other community in the United States benefits from a higher cardiac arrest survival rate.

Adds Legeros, the Wake County EMS System is comprised of four EMS providers: Apex EMS, Cary EMS, Eastern Wake EMS, and Wake County EMS. They are augmented by EMT first responders from the fire departments that serve Wake County, along with law officers in the field, and the telecommunicators who answer 911 and provide instructors to callers to assist those in need. 

In 2014 2013, the system answered 84,000 calls. They have eighty-seven cardiac survivors, and delivered thirty babies. The system also assisted 246 patients who were diverted from emergency rooms to more appropriate treatment facilities, through the Advance Practice Paramedic program.

Learn more about Wake County's EMS system:

Monday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.
Code: Celebrate! 2014 Cardiac Arrest Save Ceremony

The annual celebration is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, and will recognize cardiac arrest survivors and responders. There will also be some great entertainment:

Wednesday, May 21, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wake County EMS Station 1 Open House

Stop by for a visit at EMS Station 1, on Davie Street at McDowell Street in downtown Raleigh. See an ambulance, learn about EMS, get a CPR refresher and pick up a piece of fresh fruit.

We will partner again with Wake County Human Services Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention for blood pressure checks and information on healthy living.

See photos from last year's open house.

Mike, you have a typo. In 2013 we answered 84,000 calls

Pete - 05/22/14 - 02:51

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