During Commissioners Court on May 22, 2018, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed the week of May 20 – May 26, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services Week. Emergency medical services is an essential public service that provides citizens access to quality emergency care, dramatically improving the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury.
The emergency medical services system includes first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, nurses, emergency physicians, and many others, with numerous hours of specialized training ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Judge Bob Hebert said, “The Commissioners Court that authorized the Fort Bend County EMS operation 46 years ago would be amazed at the professional capabilities of our first responders and their equipment today. Our team, and the peace officers, firefighters and other medical professionals that support them are truly world-class.”
Pictured Left to Right: Back Row: Lillian Gray, Patient Acct. Services; Martha Waltman, Patient Acct. Services; Threjolyn Hill, Patient Acct. Services; Meredith Greene, Patient Acct. Services; Emily Delgado, Patient Acct. Services; Diane Garcia, Patient Acct. Services; Deputy Chief Kathleen Hartley; Lieutenant Mark Holcombe Front Row: Assistant Chief Brian Petrilla; Deputy Chief Rita Graber; County Judge Bob Hebert; Deputy Chief Jason Albert; and EMS Chief Graig Temple