Emergency Medical Services (EMS) work 24/7, 365 days a year. The EMS members provide lifesaving services to all citizens, in all circumstances and in all environments. The service consists of emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, educators, administrators, and others, and two thirds of all emergency medical services nationwide are provided by volunteers. Calvert County Fire-Rescue EMS services are 100% volunteer.
Access to quality emergency care improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury. The members of the EMS teams, whether career, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills. Residents of Calvert County benefit daily from the knowledge and skills of these highly-trained individuals.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the week of May 17th to the 23rd as Emergency Medical Services Week. The appreciation of all Calvert County citizens is extended to the volunteer members of Calvert Advanced Life Support, Calvert Rescue Dive Team, Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, North Beach Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad, Solomons Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad and St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon