County Executive Jan Gardner announced that Frederick
County has been named the Outstanding Emergency Medical Services Agency in theState by the Maryland Institute for
Emergency Medical Services Systems.
“I am incredibly proud of the work ouremergency providers do every day helping save lives and responding to critical
incidents,” commented Executive Gardner. “To be named the outstanding EMSsystem in the state is a huge honor. Our citizens can rest assured that
they are receiving the best possible care when they call for help.”
Frederick County was selected to receive the award due to along list of EMS achievements over the past year, such as: earning national accreditation for the county EMS-paramedic training program that meets
strict national standards; partnering with local law enforcement agencies forspecialized active assailant training and deployment; instituting a
pre-hospital ultrasound program; working with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute in the event a regional Ebola assessment hospital is needed, andstarting a mobile integrated health program in partnership with the Division of Fire & Rescue Services, Frederick County Health Department and the
Frederick Regional Health System.
For additional information watch today’s public information briefing.