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Maine EMS Department Promoting EMS Week

LISBON – When asked to describe a hero, many words come to mind: adventurer, daredevil, conqueror, even idol. However, when asked to describe an everyday hero, different words come to mind: brave, sel?ess, caring and knowledgeable, among others.

EMS week is an opportunity to honor emergency medical service providers and to educate the community about this profession.

Lisbon Emergency will offer several free community events to celebrate EMS week, including an EMS for Kids Day from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, and a Community EMS Day from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Both events are free and will take place at the new base at 42 Village St.

EMS for Kids Day includes a Teddy Bear Clinic where EMS staff will work with kids to assist in providing medical care for their furry friends, including vitals, bandaging and splinting. There will also be tours of the ambulance, as well as coloring books and other activities for kids.

Community EMS Day includes a free lunch, health screenings, health information, tours of the base and tours of the newly acquired ambulance. Staff will be on hand to help answer questions and teach the community about what EMS is all about.

Lisbon Emergency is the primary emergency medical services provider to Lisbon, Lisbon Falls and Bowdoin, averaging around 900 emergency calls per year. It also serves as a back up service to other local fire and rescue services. Lisbon Emergency is a private, nonpro?t ambulance service, often staffed with local volunteers. Providers are trained at the EMT through the paramedic level to provide immediate life-saving care and transport to the hospital for more

For more information visit www.lisbonemergency.com/emsweek.