EMS holds open house for National EMS Week
Grand County Emergency Medical Services held an open house at its Granby station on Thursday afternoon as part of its National EMS Week celebration. Guests were invited into the station’s garage to speak with EMS workers, climb inside an ambulance and learn about all the gadgets EMS utilizes in their day-to-day operations.
“It’s just a really great way for us to meet the community and show them everything we have, and what we actually do before someone gets to the hospital,” said Jeanne Power, captain of education for Grand County EMS. “But we also get to recognize our staff because they work very hard, and it’s a nice time to take care of them a little bit.”
All of the equipment that EMS typically carries in one of its ambulances was laid out on a series of tables, and stretched around the room to give visitors a sense of all the services EMS can engage with.
The event also gives children a chance to familiarize themselves with emergency workers and their equipment, so that they’ll know what to expect in the event of a real emergency.
“We like to get out and meet people, especially kids because it helps them to know that they don’t have to be afraid of us, and that we’re going to take care of them,” said Power. “It can be really scary when one of these big vehicles rolls up with lights and sirens. So this is a great way to bring people in, explain how things work and let them know we’re here to answer any questions they might have.”
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