Letter: Salute the workers during EMS week

May. 20, 2014 @ 08:39 PM

Editor,

The week of May 18-24 is National EMS week. Sevier County is very fortunate to have so many dedicated EMS professionals that work each day to provide quality pre-hospital emergency medical care to the sick and injured.

Through the counties two primary EMS services, Sevier County Ambulance Service and Gatlinburg Fire Department EMS, along with the seven medical first responder fire services well over 400 men and women are active and/or on call in our county.

They perform in a profession that places extreme emotional and physical demands at all hours of the day. Please not just this week but when you see these dedicated individuals out during their daily routine extend a hand and tell them thank you.

They may be the very ones proudly assisting in your time of need.

Thank You,

Rick Valentine

Assistant EMS Director

Sevier County