Eighth Annual EMS Rodeo Scheduled for May 20

Posted: 5/14/2015

In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service will hold their eighth annual EMS Rodeo on Wednesday, May 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Park.

The event is free to the public and includes a picnic, inflatable games, face painting and ambulance tours. In addition, EMTs and paramedics will teach attendees hands-only CPR.

National EMS Week, May 17-23, honors the dedication of EMTs, paramedics, first responders, and others who provide lifesaving services to our community.

“Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rates of those who experience sudden illness or injury,” said Chief Nursing Officer Tammy Hillestad. “Our team of emergency medical technicians and paramedics are always ready to provide compassionate, lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service provides emergency 911 Advanced Life Support (ALS) services for the City of Brookings, much of Brookings county and the communities of Aurora, Bruce, Bushnell, Sinai, and Volga. The ambulance service also assists area ambulance services from Arlington, Clear Lake, Elkton, Estelline, White and Lake Preston when requested.

For more information on Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/ambulance.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center, White Medical Clinic and Volga Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.