Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mayor proclaims EMS week in Columbia

Mayor Leo Lutz recognized members of the Columbia's Emergency Medical Service Teams at Monday night's Columbia Borough Council meeting with the following proclamation designating "Emergency Medical Service Week":

To designate the week of May 15 through 21, 2016 as "Emergency Medical Services Week"; and whereas emergency medical services is a vital public service; and whereas the members of emergency medical service teams are ready to provide life-saving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and whereas access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and whereas the emergency medical services system consists of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators, police, and others; and whereas the members of emergency medical service teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their life-saving skills; and whereas the Borough of Columbia is fortunate to have several emergency medical service units available to residents and businesses: Columbia Borough Police Department, Susquehanna Valley EMS, Columbia QRS, and Columbia Borough Fire Department; and whereas it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical service providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week; now therefore, I, Leo Lutz, mayor of the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in recognition of this event, do hereby proclaim the week of May 15 though 21, 2016 as "Emergency Medical Services Week" with the theme "EMS Strong." I encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.


  1. Hats off to these fine people who give of their time to serve us. Thank you

  2. thank you all for all that you do!