Mobile Life Support Services honored its EMTs, paramedics and office staff for their services to the Hudson Valley community during the 45th annual National EMS Week. The company’s management team cooked breakfast and lunch for its EMS professionals and their families at multiple Mobile Life stations across the region.
EMS Week, which lasted from Sunday, May 19, through Saturday, May 25, is recognized nationwide to honor the men and women who respond to harrowing 911 calls, perform life-saving skills in high-stress environments and demonstrate extraordinary patient care to those in need. The weeklong celebration was introduced by President Gerald R. Ford in 1974 and has become an important tradition in the EMS industry.
The company hopes to use observances such as this to raise awareness of how essential EMS is to the community and to remind its employees of how much they are appreciated for their dedication and hard work.
“EMS provides emergent medical intervention for those suffering from acute injury or illness. Specially trained technicians render aid to people when they need it most on what is quite possibly the worst day of their lives. EMS week is meant to shine a light on those who do this incredible work, but for us, it’s especially meant for the more than 500 members of our Mobile Life Family,” said Mobile Life President and CEO Scott Woebse. “From office staff to medical providers, hosting these family-style barbeques is a small token of our appreciation for their dedication to setting the standard of quality care and compassion in our area.”
At last week’s events, Mobile Life distributed its first annual employee-nominated awards to members of its staff at each of the EMS Week event locations. These awards were a chance for the employees to recognize their peers who have gone above and beyond the call to serve their communities. Mobile Life honored these individuals, nominated by their peers, for excellence in their fields as well as all of their employees who make it possible to serve the local communities: Paramedic Rachel Bourne and EMT Jason McIntosh from Dutchess County; Paramedic Brett Cohen and EMT Daniel Gastman from Orange West; Paramedic Shea Tetreault and EMT Michael Scott from Ulster County; Paramedic Clarissa Defreese and EMT Vickey Sonko from Orange East; EMT Martha Lua from Westchester County; Communications Specialist Denise Miller and Billing Specialist Eileen Chick, both from Mobile Life Headquarters.
Mobile Life extends special thanks to City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison for taking the time to stop by its Dutchess County EMS Week barbeque and share words of gratitude with Mobile Life crews for their service to the city.
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