To the Editor:

Sunday, May 15-Saturday, May 21, is National Emergency Medical Services Week.

Every day, I am thankful for and appreciative of the dedication, professionalism and service provided by the Paramedics, EMRs, EMTs, drivers and clerical staff at the Southbury Ambulance Association. 

The importance of EMS in the public healthcare system is highlighted during National EMS week. The stress placed on EMS throughout this continued pandemic has been widely acknowledged and recognized. The 2022 theme, “EMS: Rising to the Challenge,” reminds us that EMS continues to face challenges each day and the goal is to accept and deal with these challenges and continue moving forward to respond and serve. I believe all of us can identify with this theme as it permeates every walk of life. 

I am truly humbled that EMS and their service is honored for a special week on a national level. To all at SAA I say thank you for how you have adapted to changes in guidelines and processes while continuing to provide high quality patient care.

Please join me in thanking all Emergency Medical Services personnel who serve in Southbury, throughout Connecticut and in our nation, acknowledging the indispensable service EMS personnel provide, the training and certifications they maintain, their compassion and their ready willingness to serve. Thank you.

Geralyn Hoyt, SAA

Chief/ President

Southbury

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