Porter supervisors recognize Seven Mountains EMS

PHOTO PROVIDED Pictured from left, are John Plessinger, Goodwill EMS; Amos Allgyer, Nittany Valley Quick Response Services (QRS); Rosanna Allgyer, Nittany Valley QRS; Gerard Banfill, Lock Haven EMS; Kevin Frank, Lock Haven EMS and Nittany Valley QRS.

LAMAR — The Porter Township Supervisors recognized the Seven Mountains EMS Council at the supervisor’s meeting on May 6.

Tim Nelson, executive director of Seven mountains EMS Council, reported that National Emergency Medical Service Week will be celebrated May 19-25, and said this is an opportunity to recognize pre-hospital and hospital EMS practitioners for the many hours they spend preparing for and delivering care to residents and visitors in our communities.

This year’s theme is EMS Strong, Beyond the Call. Within Clinton County, there are 10 EMS agencies licensed through the PA Department of Health with a total of 20 EMS vehicles, 6 BLS ambulances, 5 ALS ambulances, one ALS squad, and 8 QRS vehicles.

There are currently 178 individuals certified by the PA Department of Health, Bureau of EMS as pre-hospital practitioners residing within Clinton County, not all of whom are currently active in providing care. Likewise, not all EMS providers who deliver care within the county are residents.

EMS providers, whether career or volunteer,are a group of dedicated individuals who devote countless hours preparing for and responding to calls for help from throughout our communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Porter Township Supervisors — chairman Kevin Frank, Larry Dotterer and Mike Champion — presented a proclamation to the EMC Council recognizing and celebrating “EMS Strong, Beyond the Call.”

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