The township committee presented a proclamation in honor of the Lacey and Lanoka Harbor EMS squads for National EMS Week.
President Barack Obama declared Sunday, May 20 to Saturday, May 26 National EMS Week with the theme “more than a job, a calling.”
The proclamation thanked the EMS squads for all that they do recognizing their value, accomplishments, hard work and dedication.
Committeeman Dave Most expressed personal gratitude as the EMS squads have had to respond to his house in the past.
“I’m kind of embarrassed to say that but I’m not embarrassed to say how proud I am and how attendant you guys were with myself and my family,” said Most, who used to be the liaison to the EMS and fire companies. “I can’t tell you how much that means to us in the community."
Those who have not yet had a need for the EMS squads, may not recognize their value, Most said.
“That day you ring the doorbell when they really need you, they will realize the professional volunteers that we truly have in Lacey Township,” he told about 12 volunteers at the committee meeting on Thursday evening.
The committee pointed out that each member of the EMS squads is a volunteer.
“You don’t get paid for the job, you don’t question the job, you step up at any hour of the day or night and you’re always there for the residents of Lacey Township,” Committeeman Gary Quinn said. “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”