American Medical Response recognizes local EMS providers during EMS Week, May 16-22

(Riverton, WY) — May 16 – 22 is National EMS Week. The celebration, first authorized by President Gerald Ford in 1974, celebrates the nation’s EMS practitioners and the integral work they do in communities throughout the country. This year’s theme is: This is EMS: Caring for Our Communities.

Throughout this important week, AMR Fremont County will be highlighting specific themes on its Facebook page and will be giving special recognition to its dedicated caregivers on EMS Appreciation Day, Friday, May 21. AMR Fremont County has also requested letters of support and thank you cards from members of the community to help recognize their dedicated team members.

h/t AMR – AMR ground and GFW flight crews stand by and enjoy an LVHS football game.

“Words cannot express the outstanding service and dedication of our teams,” said Diane Lane, Operations Manager for AMR Fremont County. “We are still feeling the impact of the pandemic locally and our teams have been working incredibly long hours to help provide the best care and service possible to our community.”

h/t AMR – REACH Clinical Base Manager Nic Eisenbarth of Reno, NV instructs EMTs Cody Woodward and Kirsten Larsen-Derrick during Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) training.

Chairman of the Fremont County Commissioners, Travis Becker stated: “The dedicated, hard-working folks of the EMS industry deserve our utmost respect and appreciation for the job they do. They are there to help in times of need, usually in very tough conditions. It takes a strong will and desire to serve their fellow man as they see situations at their worst.”

h/t AMR – AMR Supervisor Larry Frint oversees Physical Agility Test with EMT Connor Knop.

If you would like to send a card or letter of thanks to AMR Fremont County, please send to: AMR Fremont County, 1052 Petersdorf Drive, Riverton, WY 82501, or send a message on Facebook @AMRFremontCountyWY.

h/t AMR – AMR Medical Director Dr. Mel Meyer holds monthly trainings for EMS ground crews. Above, EMTs Camille Barnes and Seth Agee are trained in pediatric trauma.

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