Hamilton EMS to hold candlelight memorial during EMS Week

Monday, May 14, 2012

 HEMS employees, from left are Christy Morgan, Mandy Forbes, Tim Stephens, Randy Goodwin, Paul Connelly, Scott Turnmire, Lee Duman and Mauricio Palacio.
Hamilton Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) will hold a candlelight memorial on May 22 to recognize and remember fallen public safety personnel. HEMS employees, from left are Christy Morgan, Mandy Forbes, Tim Stephens, Randy Goodwin, Paul Connelly, Scott Turnmire, Lee Duman and Mauricio Palacio.

DALTON, Ga.– Hamilton Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) will hold a candlelight memorial at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at the HEMS helipad, 1105 Memorial Dr., to recognize and remember fallen public safety personnel. The public is invited to attend.

This service was planned as part of EMS Week, May 20-26. This year’s theme is, “EMS is more than a job. It’s a calling.”

Wiley Brewster, traveling minister and former volunteer fireman, will speak at the event. He also served as a firefighter for the U.S. military in Iraq.

“We want to reflect and pay tribute to all of those who have sacrificed by giving their lives for service – whether in the line of duty or death due to illness,” said Christina Barrett, HEMS lead paramedic. The event has been planned to honor paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), as well as firefighters and police officers.
 
EMS Week is celebrated during the third week of May each year.