The Oswego County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) will honor area emergency medical services providers for their outstanding patient care during its annual awards banquet on May 17 at the Oasis at Thunder Island, 21 Wilcox Road, Fulton.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m., with the dinner at 7:30 p.m. and award ceremony to follow.
In recognition of the 45th anniversary of EMS Week, this year’s theme is Heroes for Life. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities.
During the awards ceremony various excellence in EMS awards will be presented, based on the actions of local emergency medical services (EMS) providers during the calendar year 2018. Honorees are chosen by an EMSAC subcommittee. Among the awards to be presented are basic life support provider of the year, advanced life support provider of the year, physician of excellence, RN of excellence and the EMS leadership award, among others.
“This is a great opportunity to recognize the members of our EMS community who have dedicated themselves to emergency care,” said EMSAC Vice-President Lyle Robbins. “They work tirelessly 24/7, sometimes in challenging conditions and this is an evening where we invite the community to assist us in honoring these individuals.”
The awards dinner helps kick off National EMS Week, which officially begins on May 19th.
The public is invited to the event. Reservations with payment are due by Monday, May 6th to Margaret Beers, Menter Ambulance, 404 Ontario Street, Fulton, NY 13069. Those paying by credit or debit card should call Beers at 315-592-4145 ext. 101. There is a $20 cost to attend and checks may be made out to “EMS Awards Banquet.”