JEMS to participate in school event
The Jamestown Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) will be celebrating National EMS Week which is May 20 to 26 this year.
As part of the observation of the week, two of the JEMS members were asked to participate in a daylong, educational outreach program on May 24 at the Lawn Avenue School, promoted by the School Improvement Team.
This innovative program, called "Island Treasures: an Educational Outreach Day Connecting our Kids and our Community," will bring together Jamestowners who have been asked to share their knowledge and skills with students from grades 5 through 8.
The three JEMS volunteers for the day are EMT Nancy Beye, EMT David Bento and driver Prim Bullock. They will be creating workshops for the students, along with other community volunteers. It is expected that as many as 20 workshop choices will be available. As part of their participation, the JEMS members will pass out to each student printed, walletsized cards that can help children to know what to do in the event of an emergency.
EMS volunteers needed
The JEMS would also like extend an invitation to motivated members of the community who wish to volunteer to be part of the EMS team, a vital community service. EMTs are especially needed at this time. Training and uniforms are provided.
For more information, interested residents may call 423-7276 or write to the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services at P.O. Box 8, Jamestown RI 02835.