County Council Proclaims EMS Week May 20-26

Los Alamos Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Division Chief Ben Stone, left, is presented with a proclamation by former County Councilor James Chrobocinski declaring the week of May 20-26 Emergency Medical Services Week in Los Alamos County. LAFD provides Emergency Medical Services to both the community and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Department has six ambulances that respond to 911 medical calls and all LAFD firefighters are required to have an EMS license. EMS response is available 24 hours a day every day and LAFD ambulances are Advanced Life Support Intensive Care Units staffed with Advanced Life Support medics. In addition to response to 911 emergency calls, LAFD EMS personnel also transport non-emergency patients from Los Alamos Medical Center to other medical facilities. Photo by Maire O’Neill/