Centre LifeLink EMS Celebrates National EMS Week
National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week kicked off on May 17 and runs through May 23. EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services on medicine’s front-line.
Centre LifeLink EMS provides emergency care to over 80,000 residents of the Centre Region area and has continued to meet the “gold standard” of ambulance services, as defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, for over 20 years. We are one of only five services in the state of Pennsylvania to hold this accreditation.
This week at Centre LifeLink, we celebrate our staff and volunteers who responded to 6,336 ambulance calls in 2019, as well as 1,188 non-emergency van trips, for an average of 21 calls per day. Additionally, our volunteers contributed over 9,000 volunteer hours in 2019.
This year’s EMS Week theme is “Ready today. Preparing for tomorrow.” This theme is particularly meaningful now as we see the EMS community supporting those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, all while responding to the everyday emergencies that continue to occur in our community.
Centre LifeLink EMS is proud of the dedication and commitment our staff and volunteers show our community and patients each day. While we won’t be hosting any public gatherings to acknowledge these men and women during EMS Week, we encourage our community members to join us in thanking our paramedics, EMTs, and non-emergency transport staff for all that they do.