YBEMS Kicks Off EMS Week with 25th Anniversary Celebration
By CURTIS ALLEMAN, Correspondent | May 18, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 051821103
Photo by JoAnna Natale-AllemanMembers and staff of YBEMS celebrated 25 years of service to the community.
Photo by Curt AllemanChief Doug Shields with EMT of the Year Courtney Cavanaugh.
Photo by Curt AllemanChief Doug Shields with Non-Medical Support person of the Year Bridget Mountz.
Photo by Curt AllemanCharter Members with Chief Doug Shields that have been and continue to be active members of the department for the past 25 years.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA - Yellow Breeches EMS in Cumberland County started EMS Week off with a celebration honoring its dedicated staff and volunteers along with celebrating its 25 years of service to Mt. Holly Springs Boro, Dickinson Township, South Middleton Township, and Monroe Township.
Chief Doug Shields thanked everyone for all their dedication and support for this past year, saying “2020 was a very challenging and difficult time for everyone, but I’m very proud of our staff and volunteers and as a result we have come out even stronger as a company and are dedicated company for our communities that we serve.”
Members and staff were honored on Sunday, May 16th with a picnic for the staff, volunteers and family, along with everyone being honored with a certificate and years of service pin. Five members were also honored for being an active part of the company for the past 25 years.
In 2020, Yellow Breeches marked its 25th year of service to the community and it is a great honor to have five of our members who are all still active with the company running calls and assisting behind the scenes for the department. In addition to these honors, EMT Courtney Cavanaugh was honored as EMT of the Year for her unselfish contributions to the department and for also helping to ensure that the Quality Assurance program runs smoothly for the company.
The Non-EMS personnel of the year honors went to Brigitte Mountz. President Doug Shields also presented the business appreciation award to Mt. Holly Springs Boro, Dickinson Township, South Middleton Township, and Monroe Township for their continued support of the company.
Chief Shields also announced that the department was issued a proclamation/citation from the Cumberland County Commissioners honoring the departments 25 years of service, along with a proclamation/citation for the PA Senate on behalf of Senator Mike Regan.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.