WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Twenty West Chester EMS professionals and emergency communications officers will be honored during this Emergency Medical Services Week for the role they played in bringing babies into the world.
They will receive the “Stork Award” for assisting in childbirth calls during the past year. EMS Week, May 18-25, is observed nationwide to recognize the work of first responders and to provide public education opportunities in the delivery of CPR and first aid.
“We receive a lot of different calls, so being there for the delivery of a baby, especially when everyone is healthy, is really nice,” said Josh Hains, one of the Stork Award recipients. “You always worry about the health of the patient, but when mom and baby are healthy it is pretty special to be a part of that.”