County Executive Jan Gardner announced that Frederick County has been named the Outstanding Emergency Medical Services Agency in the State by the Maryland Institute for
Emergency Medical Services Systems.
“I am incredibly proud of the work our emergency providers do every day helping save lives and responding to critical incidents,” commented Executive Gardner. “To be named the outstanding EMS system 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 for specialized 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, and
starting a mobile integrated health program in partnership with the Division of Fire & Rescue Services, Frederick County Health Department and theFrederick Regional Health System.
For additional information watch today’s public information briefing.