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National EMS week

Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:56 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:57 a.m. CST

EMS Appreciation Week is May 20-27. Many activities are planned to help celebrate EMS providers who dedicate their time and lives serving the EMS professions.

The Colfax Fire Department will be hosting a BBQ for EMS members May 23 at the fire station. On Friday, May 26, the fire department will promote the profession along with volunteerism with displays and presentation at the Colfax-Mingo High School prior to the start of school.

Contact EMS service director Wendy Hopkins at 515-867-1937 or Colfax Fire Chief Brandon Bruxvoort at 515-681-3560 with questions.

Other activities are planned to show appreciation for and honor EMS personnel will be held at Skiff Medical Center in Newton and UnityPoint Health and Mercy Emergency Transport Service in Des Moines.

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