Celebrate EMS Week with open house

MedWest-Harris Emergency Medical Services will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 23 to celebrate EMS Week.

At the open house, community members can show support for local EMS personnel, get free glucose and blood pressure checks and enjoy light refreshments. Favors for children and adults will also be available.

MedWest EMS serves Western North Carolina residents with paramedics who are certified in advanced cardiac life support, basic trauma life support and pediatric advanced life support. The EMS operates a 911 division and also provides critical care transports from area hospitals to tertiary care centers in the region.

MedWest EMS received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence, achieving a perfect accreditation score of 100 percent. MedWest EMS also offers first aid and other courses to area fire departments, schools and other organizations.

828.586.7790. In case of emergency, call 911.

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