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The City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Services Department will kick-off Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week and National Beach Safety week with a proclamation signing by Mayor Mufi Hannemann scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday, May 16th at the Mission Memorial Auditorium.


Immediately following the proclamation signing there will be a recognition ceremony for Emergency Medical Services and Ocean Safety personnel who recently performed outstanding acts of courage and bravery.


“It is important that we take the time to honor the courageous men and women who serve as first responders and are always answering the public’s call for help,“ said Mayor Hannemann. “We owe a great debt to those who have dedicated their lives to ensuring the safety of everyone around them.”


The City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Medical Services Division will observe the 35th annual national Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week from May 18 to 24, 2008. The theme this year is, “EMS: Your Life Is Our Mission.”


The City and County of Honolulu’s Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division in conjunction with the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) will celebrate National Beach Safety week from May 19 to 26, 2008. 


The Emergency Medical Services Division, which provides ambulance services on Oahu, and the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division, whose Water Safety Officers protect beachgoers on Oahu’s beaches, together constitute the Honolulu Emergency Services Department. 


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Bryan Cheplic, HESD PIO (808) 723-7814

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

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