Mayor Proclaims National EMS Week


May 16, 2014
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Mayor Proclaims National EMS Week
May 18-24 Honors Service of EMS Personnel

SEGUIN, Texas – Mayor Don Keil has proclaimed May 18-24 as National Emergency Medical Services Week in the city of Seguin. The proclamation was presented May 14 at the Seguin Fire Department Central Station.

“Emergency Medical Service professionals provide lifesaving care under what are often stressful and urgent circumstances,” Mayor Keil said. “These men and woman can be the difference between life and death for an injured or ill person.”

National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's front line.

President Gerald Ford declared November 3-10, 1974 as the first National Emergency Medical Services Week. This annual observance continued for four more years and was then reinstituted by the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1982.

About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located along Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2009, Seguin was proud to be selected by Caterpillar as the site of a major new engine manufacturing facility.

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Posted by: Morgan Ash