MEDICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: CeCe Waite, RN
May 1, 2000
MICHAEL SCHUMACHER, Ph.D.
DEPUTY AGENCY DIRECTOR
MEDICAL & INSTITUTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
CELIA M. WAITE, R.N.
EMS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
BRUCE E. HAYNES, M.D.
EMS MEDICAL DIRECTOR
405 W. FIFTH ST.
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA 92701
PO BOX 355
SANTA ANA, CA 92702
Personnel Honored During National Emergency Medical Services
SANTA ANA - Emergency
medical personnel will be honored Tuesday, May 16 at 9:30
a.m. by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in the
Board Hearing Room, 10 Civic Center Plaza, in Santa Ana.
This recognition is in observance of National Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 14-20. The men and women
to be honored are those who have assisted in rescues and
who have rendered life saving care to children and adults
throughout the county.
The paramedics, firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians
(EMT's) and other individuals, who responded to the difficult
and emotional tragedy at a Costa Mesa preschool on May
3, 1999, will be recognized for their professionalism
and heroism. A Garden Grove paramedic will also be recognized
for his skill in saving a 2-year-old from choking to death.
The above incidents reflect how early access to the EMS
system may lead to life saving interventions. Emergency
Medical Services of Orange County's Health Care Agency,
would like to encourage residents to get involved and
become educated in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
For information on CPR classes, please contact your local
Red Cross or American Heart Association.