EMS Providers Reach Out to Community
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
News Release 12-32
Date: May 15, 2012
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is making a special effort to reach out to residents in the community by hosting various activities at several county recreation centers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2012, in support of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week.
This year’s theme is EMS: More Than a Job, A Calling. The theme reflects that EMS providers don’t choose the field for pay, comfortable working conditions, or nine to five work hours; they have a true calling to help and serve others in their hour of need.
Once again, partnering with the Park Authority, EMS providers will be available with various displays, educational materials for adults covering cardiac and stroke subjects, will provide blood pressure screenings, apparatus displays, and have one-on-one interaction with community residents. The following recreation centers are participating in EMS Week:
Cub Run Recreation Center
4630 Stonecroft Boulevard
Mount Vernon Recreation Center
2017 Belle View Boulevard
South Run Recreation Center
7550 Reservation Drive
Spring Hill Recreation Center
1239 Spring Hill Road
Oak Marr Recreation Center
3200 Jermantown Road
In fiscal year 2011, EMS providers responded to more than 64,000 EMS calls, and transported more than 47,800 patients to medical facilities.
Everyone is encouraged to visit a recreational center and participate in EMS Week.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs,
services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
4100 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030