Local emergency medical services practitioners celebrated with special breakfast

Fire Chief David Endaya serving up breakfast for National EMS Week.
Fire Chief David Endaya serving up breakfast for National EMS Week.

In celebration of EMS Week (May15-21) the Ventura City Fire department thanked their on-duty fire personnel with a special breakfast on May 18. Breakfast  including custom-made pancakes and omelets  prepared and served by Fire Chief David Endaya, the Fire Management team, and members of the Fire Prevention division.

National EMS Week honors and recognizes the important work of emergency medical services practitioners and rescue personnel. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to show public appreciation for the critical role of specially trained personnel who, on a daily basis, respond to medical emergencies including heart attack, difficulty breathing, falls or accidents, drowning , cardiac arrest, stroke, drug over dose or acute illness. EMS workers perform pre-hospital emergency medical care, providing basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and on route to a hospital.

Every Ventura City Fire engine and truck company is staffed with at least one advanced life support (ALS) paramedic able to provide vital emergency medical services.

Fire Chief David Endaya said “Our fire department members are dedicated to providing Ventura’s residents critical emergency medical services as well as fire suppression and protection, urban search and rescue, hazardous materials response and ocean rescue.”

The breakfast was held in the parking lot at the Ventura City Fire Headquarters, 1425 Dowell Drive.

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