Commission proclaims Emergency Medical Services Week


BUCKHANNON — On Thursday, May 5, the Upshur County Commission signed a proclamation declaring the week of Sunday, May 15 through Saturday, May 21 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

Dirk Burnside, representative for the Upshur County Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors, was present for the proclamation. The proclamation was read aloud and is as follows.

“Whereas emergency medical services are a vital public service; and

“Whereas the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week: and

“Whereas access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

“Whereas the emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public and other out of hospital medical care providers; and

“Whereas the members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and

“Whereas it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical service providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week; and

“Whereas the year 2022 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Upshur County Emergency Medical Services Inc.

“Now therefore be it declared, the Upshur County Commission, West Virginia hereby proclaims the week of Sunday, May 15 through Saturday, May 21 as Emergency Medical Services Week and is proud to honor these courageous individuals for their personal sacrifice and commitment to the safety of Upshur County residents and visitors and hereby encourages our community to observe this week with displays of appreciation for our emergency medical services.”

In addition to the approval of the proclamation, the Commission approved the following: approval of order appointing the Sheriff of Upshur County as the Administrator with the Will Annexed De Bonis Non for the Estate of Edward Walter Koba, decreased, Consideration and approval of updated hours of operation for James W. Curry Library, review and approval of the everbridge quote in the amount of $5,948.64, which includes one-year of service and a one-time implementation fee- the service is for the limited capacity free public notification system referred to as nixle 360 with an ongoing annual fee of $5,508 upon approval and review and approval of the administrative assistant job description. Commission entered into executive session to discuss agenda items ARPA funding review and for the request of employment of Cindy M. Hughes as Assistant County Administrator, effective May 29, 2022.

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