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Posted on: January 5, 2007

[ARCHIVED] Fire/EMS receives recognition award

Kerrville Fire/EMS has been recognized as an Air Evac Lifeteam “Working Together, Saving Lives” EMS partner.

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Effective: January 3, 2007

Kerrville Fire/EMS receives recognition award for superior service

City Officials announced today that the Kerrville Fire/EMS has been recognized as an Air Evac Lifeteam “Working Together, Saving Lives” EMS partner. Air Evac Lifeteam will present Kerrville Fire/EMS with a plaque of appreciation in a special ceremony at Louise Hayes Park, tomorrow, January 4, at 9:00 a.m.

Air Evac Lifeteam, a rural provider of air ambulance services, established the Working Together, Saving Lives program as a means to recognize EMS agencies that go above and beyond the call of duty to take care of their patients and the communities they serve.

Kerrville Fire/EMS is being recognized for their commitment to the Kerrville community. Kerrville Fire/EMS crewmembers, on a daily basis, demonstrate an unwavering dedication to patient care, according to Air Evac Lifeteam, and continually go above and beyond to care for others in need of emergency medical care. They have been very supportive of Air Evac Lifeteam, recognizing the role an air ambulance can play in the lives of patients, and willingly work alongside Air Evac crews to save lives in Kerrville and Kerr County.

Kerrville Fire/EMS is only the second Texas EMS agency to be chosen for the “Working Together, Saving Lives” recognition and was nominated with 65 other EMS agencies. A coin with the Kerrville Fire/EMS logo will be distributed to other emergency personnel throughout the Air Evac Lifeteam service area who go above and beyond the call of duty on specific patient cases. Each of Air Evac Lifeteam’s 64 bases throughout the central United States will be distributing the coins to key EMS services in the coming month.

Terri Thompson, Area Manager of Air Evac Lifeteam, is quick to note that the Kerrville Fire/EMS provides excellent quality of care for the citizens and visitors of the City of Kerrville and Kerr County. Thompson believes that the Kerrville Fire/EMS is a very progressive EMS service that is always researching the newest and latest procedures /techniques that are in the best interest to both medical and trauma patients. “The men and women of Kerrville Fire/EMS do an outstanding job in regards to emergency medicine while maintaining the utmost professionalism.”

“The Working Together, Saving Lives program” is a way for Air Evac Lifeteam to recognize the team effort local agencies play in the lives of patients. It takes the efforts of many, from first responders, law enforcement officers and EMS personnel to emergency department staff and physicians, to provide the level of the care the patients need and deserve.

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