Hamilton county EMS staff marks National EMS Week with Awards
HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — The annual National Emergency Services Award Ceremony was held today at Vulcan Recreational Park.
Hamilton County EMS staff were honored with awards for their years of service for the community at the family fun cookout event.
Food, games, and inflatable bounce houses were available for families to enjoy.
The event was also highlighting the 30th anniversary of HCEMS being Hamilton County’s sole 911 provider.
Employees were given commemorative coins to celebrate.
Director of Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services Ken Wilkerson says, “And this is just an opportunity for our folks to get together to experience a little camaraderie with each other and have a little down time and just enjoy the results of what they’ve done throughout the year. Today is a family event; it’s got all the bouncy toys and things for the kids to participate in and we hope families will show up and just enjoy the fellowship, and that’s something that our folks don’t get an opportunity to do, and that’s spend time with their families among each other.They’re busy working and many times the families miss out. So this is an opportunity to kind of give back a little bit.”
The awards were approved by Mayor Jim Coppinger.
This is the 3rd year the award ceremony and family event has taken place in Hamilton County.