Motorists are being asked to respect emergency vehicles while on the territory’s roadways.
This request came from Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) supervisor Tashima Barzey who is pleading with the public to adhere to the sirens from ambulances to help the medical technicians execute their jobs more effectively.
“When you hear the sirens it means that we are responding to an emergency call. We want you to pull over to the closest side of the road to allow the passage of the ambulance,” she said.
“We also want you to remember that when you call for ambulance services, you will be asked to provide your name, precise directions to the address and information like how many persons are injured, the extent of their injuries and a contact number,” she added.
Barzey was speaking ahead of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week of activities which runs from Sunday, May 19 to Saturday, May 25.
According to the EMT supervisor, the week will be placing emphasis on showcasing and educating the community on various ways to help medical technicians improve their services.
“We are here to help the community. We meet people on the worst day of their lives and we bring hope and help to them,” she stated.
She also appealed to the public to come out to the Benefit Jam event on May 24 at The Vault in Long Bush at 10 pm to contribute to their fund-raising efforts.
“We want the community to support the Benefit Jam as we will be raising funds to outfit the EMS Service for the New Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre on Virgin Gorda,” she said.
The theme for the week is ‘EMS Strong: Beyond the Call’. Activities will begin with a church service at the Church of God of Prophecy Huntum’s Ghut on May 19. This will follow an opening ceremony on May 20 in the lobby of the new Peebles Hospital.
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