EMS Week recognizes local heroes

Submitted Photo Pictured left to right: Cole Stuart, EMT; Jim Morrison, Paramedic; Josh Newark, Paramedic; Mike Mathews, EMT; and Bob Burgess, Paramedic.

W.C.A. Services Corporation celebrates local emergency medical services (EMS) responders who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s front-line during National EMS Week. A celebration picnic was held Thursday, May 24, for the hundreds of emergency medical services first responders throughout the region. Celebrations were held in the north county on Friday, May 25.

“For every call, every late night, every precious life saved, we extend our thanks to all the EMS champions for answering the call,” said David Thomas, director, W.C.A. Services Corporation. “We depend upon these highly-skilled responders to provide life-saving pre-hospital care at a moment’s notice. This week gives us an occasion to acknowledge the people on the front-line of emergency care.”

The ALSTAR EMS provide services including, advanced life support, basic life support, fly car service, wheelchair van service, training, community outreach, and event coverage. W.C.A. Services Corporation has been providing health related business services for more than 30 years. The EMS service, through the ALSTAR EMS and Starflight divisions, has provided medical transportation both emergent and non-emergent to over 400,000 patients since inception.

“Our ALSTAR EMS Training Center provides EMS educational opportunities ranging from standard CPR classes to the Western New York regional paramedic program through distance learning,” said Thomas. “Additionally, our health care practice management division provides physicians’ with professional billing services, including coding and credentialing. We are proud of services and programs we provide locally to maintain the excellence our community has come to expect.”

To learn more about local EMS services, visit wcaservices.com.