Thank a rescue worker
Lee County residents will have a chance to thank emergency medical services employees this week.
National EMS Week is May 17-23 and locally, the theme is “EMS — A Proud Partner in Your Community.”
Children have been asked to send thank you notes to EMTs and paramedics, while local businesses are donating food and gifts to express their thanks during barbecue luncheons for Lee County EMS at Lakes Park. There are three days of picnic luncheons scheduled to enable the men and women on all shifts to participate in the celebration in their honor.
“No one gives more to the community than these medics,” said Dep. Chief Kim Dickerson, EMS operations manager. “Most patients remember the nurses and doctors who are there when they are feeling better, and some even remember the fire fighters who rescued them. Rarely do the medics who helped them sustain life between rescue and hospital care hear from the public.”
The celebration, which includes an annual award for the most giving EMT and paramedic outside of regular work duties and other awards, is paid for by a donation from a former patient.
To send thanks to Lee County EMS Medics, please mail to PO Box 398, Fort Myers, FL 33902-0398.
Source: Lee County government