Garrettsville – Community EMS District will kick off National EMS Week with their annual parade and open house on Saturday May 20, 2017. The parade is scheduled to start at noon and will go from the James A. Garfield School Complex north on State Route 88 to State Street to the Community EMS District Station at 10804 Forest Street. Members of the community and participants in the parade are invited to share in food and drinks which will be provided at the open house immediately following the parade. There will be a health fair, bouncy houses, a K-9 demonstration by Garrettsville Police Department, a Chinese Auction, and, weather permitting, a helicopter landing. There will be a coloring contest for children in kindergarten through 3rd grades at James A. Garfield Elementary School. We will also have on display our new ambulance which was delivered in November 2016.
In 1974, Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to a multitude of medical emergencies.