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National Healthcare Month: EMS

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This is a special week for Emergency Medical Service or EMS. Two local veterans of EMS Danny Wilburn a paramedic and shift captain and Jim Sanderson a paramedic and shift captain discussed EMS on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Thursday morning. Sanderson has been with EMS for 16 years. Wilburn has been with EMS since 1993.  

Danny Wilburn said EMS doesn’t do many outside events during National Healthcare Month due to specific responsibilities. He called the bicycle rodeos at various schools in May is one of their annual major events. He pointed out that EMS has expanded services since the hospital took over emergency medical services from the city of Sulphur Springs in 1982.

Wilburn pointed out that medical care can begin with the 9-1-1 call. Sanderson called that medical care a “crash course in first-aid.”

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Author: Staff Reporter

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