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City Fire Department Celebrates EMS Week

— May 20 to 26 is Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Week in Alexandria, emphasizing Learning Instructions For Emergencies or L.I.F.E.

  • May 24 at 9 a.m. the Inova Alexandria Hospital will sponsor a breakfast honoring EMS personnel. Mayor William D. Euille will read the EMS Week Proclamation followed by an award ceremony and special remembrance ceremony for Paramedic Joshua Weissman.

  • May 25, EMS personnel will set up an informational display at Dulany Gardens, at the intersection of Dulany Street and Ballenger Street near the fountain from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Friday evening, May 25, the National Memorial EMS Bike Ride’s “Muddy Angels” will be concluding a seven day bike ride honoring fallen EMS providers at the Alexandria Westin Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square.

  • On Saturday, May 26, EMS personnel will be at the City’s Farmers Market in front of City Hall, 301 King Street from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • On Saturday, May 26, EMS personnel will be at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market, located at the intersection of East Oxford Street and Mount Vernon Avenue from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • At all locations EMS personnel will be on hand to discuss the importance of what to do in case of a medical emergency and offer advice on how to prevent these events from occurring.

  • At all locations EMS personnel will distribute brochures, offer to test blood sugar levels and blood pressures.