By: Lanetra Bennett
December 10, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Leon County celebrated Emergency Medical Services' ten years of service.
One woman shared her story of how EMS staff helped her after passing out when she was out for a run with a friend. She thanked EMS for their assistance.
The mother of a young boy who had to be resuscitated when he was two weeks old talked about how grateful she is. She and her family took the stage to share their story.
Sharon Driggers said, "We don't know that Barren would be standing here today if it weren't for you. So, we thank you very much."
EMS staff who've been with the department for the past decade where recognized, along with former EMS workers.
News Release: Leon County Board of County Commissioners
WHO: Leon County
WHAT: Leon County EMS Ten Year Anniversary Celebration
WHEN: Tuesday, December 10 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Leon County EMS Operations Center, 911 Easterwood Dr.
Leon County Government will host a Ten Year Anniversary Celebration event recognizing the past ten years of service provided by Leon County Emergency Medical Services (LCEMS).
The event is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 9 a.m. in the Leon County EMS Operations Center, 911 Easterwood Dr.
The program will include testimonials from patients saved by the LCEMS team, including a young boy resuscitated in 2006 when he was two-and-a-half weeks old.
On December 31, 2003, LCEMS started responding to calls throughout the community. Over the past ten years, LCEMS has made a significant impact in Leon County, not just in response to accidents, but also public education and injury prevention. Recently, LCEMS received a full three-year reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and also a 2013 State of Florida Injury Prevention Award. LCEMS exceeds these statewide and national benchmarks all while responding to more calls each year.
Since 2003, LCEMS has responded to nearly 300,000 calls for service. The community is invited to join Leon County Government in thanking the LCEMS first responders and command staff for their service.
For more information, contact Capt. Sally Davis, Leon County Emergency Medical Services, at (850) 606-2100 / DavisSal@LeonCountyFL.gov or Jon D. Brown, Director of Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov.