GRFD honored for its emergency medical services

CELEBRATION OF A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT.SUE:..MEMBERS OF THE GRAND RAPIDS FIRE DEPARTMENT — GATHERING OUTSIDE THE GERALD FORD PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM TO RECEIVE HIGH HONORS. 3 3 SUE:..THIS ALL COMES AFTER A BUSY YEAR IN 2017..EMILY LINNERT IS IN NOW WITH MORE. 3 EMILY:..THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYS MORE THAN TWO-HUNDRED MEN AND WOMEN WHO PROVIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES INSIDE — AND OUTSIDE THE CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS. 3 IN 20-17 — THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND MEDICAL SERVICE CALLS..THAT STAGGERING NUMBER ACCOUNTS FOR 64-PERCENT OF ITS TOTAL CALL VOLUME. PRESENTED TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS A PROCLOMATION FROM PRESIDENT FORD THAT INITIATED E-M-S WEEK 44 YEARS AGO.WE CAUGHT UP WITH LIEUTENANT WILLIAM SMITH.. HE SPOKE MORE ABOUT AN IMPORTANT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER AGENCIES AROUND WEST MICHIGAN. 3 LT WILLIAM SMITHIN THE CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS WE DO NOT TRANSPORT BUT WE ARE OFTEN THE FIRST ONES ON SCENE AS MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS.. OUR JOB IS TO STABLIIZE THE PATIENT.. IT’S A GREAT PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR A-L-S AGENCIES AND OUR HOSPITALS 3 EMILY:.. 3 THE LIEUTENANT 3 SAYS THE PROCLOMATION WILL HANG IN THEIR HEADQUARTERS — IT WILL ACT AS A MOMENT OF RECOGNITION FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THE JOB.

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