EMS Lifetime Acheivement Award
The career as an EMS professional is not all about the “lights and sirens” and “driving fast” and is often unrecognized by the public sector. The call for 911 for a medical or trauma emergency is always answered by EMS professionals who are ready to perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); defibrillate the dying heart; bandage the wound; immobilize the broken bones; or mend the ailments of a loved ones child or elderly. Their services are provided in unpredictable, unbalanced environments, both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather.
The EMS profession requires 24/7 committment to the community with no discrimination among holidays or weekends. Their work is physically and mentally strenuous, requiring quick critical decisions often involving life-or-death situations. The physical exertion of kneeling, bending, and lifting while caring for and moving patients of various sizes and weight, in-and-out of diverse structures and locations. They are exposed to hidden contagious diseases and viruses, such as hepatitis (A), (B) (C), bloodborne pathogen and HIV. Often EMS personnel are at risk for injury from on-scene trauma, moving vehicles, combative patients and unexpected situations out of anyone’s control.
Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), and Licensed Paramedics care for sick or injured patients in the prehospital setting. They are certified and/or licensed by the National Registry of EMTs and The Kentucky Board of EMS. The EMS Professional is required to maintain their professional status by strategic planned continuous education courses and renewing their status bi-annually. There are many skilled hours of education and training to each and every EMS personnel responding to calls.
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The demands placed upon the EMS professional often goes unnoticed and unappreciated, but integrity, moral ethics and values stand strong in each individual EMT, Advanced EMT, and/or Paramedic serving the Community of Nelson County.