EMS-week begins Sunday

POSTED: 06/8/14 11:46 PM

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Emergency Medical Services (WIEMS) celebrate EMS-week starting on Sunday with a church service at the Methodist church in Philipsburg at 9 a.m.

On Monday the schedule includes a radio interview at Laser 101.1 at 8 a.m. and a lecture at the Sister Marie Laurence School at 10 a.m.

On Tuesday there is an early lecture at the Leopold Bell school (8 a.m.) and a radio interview on SOS Radio 95.9 (10 a.m.) as well as a visions TV special on Cable TV Channel 15 at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday EMS-workers celebrate their 35th anniversary with an open house at the ambulance department in Cay Hill from 5 to 7.30 p.m.

On Thursday there is a third radio interview, this time at PJD2 at 12 noon. In the evening, at 7 p.m. a unity march starts from the L.B. Scott sports auditorium.

The week concludes on Friday at 6 p.m. with a motorcade parade and a sports evening at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex.

“I would like to congratulate the staff of the Ambulance Department and all those who work in the emergency medical services, such as the WIEMS and Red Cross and their volunteers for the jobs they carry out on a daily basis,” Minister of Public Health Social Development and  Labor, Cornelius De Weever, said in a press statement.

Earlier this week Cylred Richardson, the head of the ambulance department, presented the minister with the EMS Week activities poster. The week’s theme is Dedicated for Life.

Minister de Weever encourages the community to participate in the EMS week activities, “to show appreciation for those who provide this service every day; you just never know when you might need them.”

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