Events

Northwest EMS Presented The Commander’s Award

Northwest EMS was recently presented with a Commander’s Award from the Lancaster County US Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots® Coordinator, Gil Bixler. Bixler presented a certificate representing the award to Northwest EMS Community Outreach Manager, Lori Shenk, in appreciation for outstanding support of Toys For Tots® during 2022.

Following several months of collection efforts in 2022, Shenk coordinated the delivery of more than 60 over-flowing collection boxes of toys, and presented more than $1,400 in checks and cash ...

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Northwest EMS Academy Graduates Their First Class Of EMT Students

In January, 2021, Northwest EMS began offering EMT classes as part of our newly credentialed EMS Academy. The first students enrolled did so as part of a pilot program with Elizabethtown High School. Under the direction of Northwest EMS Paramedic, Ryan Runkel, students received classroom education, practical skills training, and ambulance ride-along opportunities. By June, 2021, all students were ready to sit for National Registry and PA Department of Health EMT testing. To date, all students who have completed testing ...

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National EMS Memorial Service (NEMSMS) Slated To Honor Paramedic Douglas Zima

Northwest EMS has been advised that the National EMS Memorial Service (NEMSMS) will be honoring Paramedic Douglas Zima at this year’s memorial observances in Washington, DC on July 24th.

This year’s Memorial Service will pay tribute to over 100 EMS providers who died in the line of duty, in what will be the largest EMS Memorial the foundation has performed to date. The Memorial Service will include numerous historical honorees, as well as a number of EMS provider tragically lost as ...

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