Letter to the Editor - National EMS Week

Across the nation, there are more than 800,000 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers offering injury prevention and safety awareness information and treating medical emergencies for their respective communities.  At Calais Regional Hospital, we are thankful for the squads who serve our region and work with the Hospital to provide this essential community service every day.  

May 21-27 is National EMS Week and on behalf of everyone at Calais Regional Hospital, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our local EMS for their commitment to the health and wellbeing of fellow neighbors, friends, and family.  

Emergency Medical Squads consist of skilled and dedicated community members who provide a tremendous amount of their time to serving others.  They spend hundreds of hours not only responding to medical calls in the field, but also attending trainings and educational seminars, maintaining their certifications, attending regular squad meetings, and volunteering for community events.  This is a truly amazing gift and a quality that we all admire and respect.  We thank them for their selflessness and truly appreciate all they do for Calais Regional Hospital and the residents of Washington County.  EMS personnel are a true community asset and we are proud to be their partner in health care. 

Rodney C. Boula