It’s National EMS Week!


The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) receives about 16 calls per day for ambulance services, but not every call is an emergency. The effect is that when a real emergency call comes in, all ambulances may be tied up and cannot respond right away.

For National EMS Week, which is being celebrated this week, Head of the EMS Division Joseph Faaita and Melissa Coulter gave pointers on how the public can help them do their job better, including limiting calls for ambulance service to real emergencies.

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And when you hear or see an ambulance, traffic should move off the road and come to a complete stop. This applies for traffic in front of the ambulance and those in the opposite lane.

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