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FOR RELEASE: April 16, 2007
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Media Advisory
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Legislative Day, April 18


What: EMS Legislative Day

When: 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Where: Organizational briefing in State Capitol Room 419 C

Featuring: Displays by EMS providers from across Oklahoma

Background: The Oklahoma Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system is the network of first response agencies, ambulance services and helicopters that handle
more than 300,000 requests for help each year in Oklahoma. EMS
Legislative Day, Wednesday, April 18, will focus on the valuable
contributions of EMS workers and the life-saving services they provide.

EMS Day provides a forum to educate and inform the public and legislators about EMS services and needs in Oklahoma. Also, it provides an opportunity to show support for the recommendations made by the Governor’s EMS Readiness Task Force contained in House Joint Resolution 1014, House Bill 1615, and Senate Bill 531. Table displays in the 4th floor rotunda will allow EMS providers to demonstrate to legislators from their districts and visitors to the State Capitol the range of services they provide.

Participating agencies include the following:

Eaglemed
EMS of Leflore County
EMSSTAT
Skiatook Fire Department EMS
Integrity EMS
Hughes County EM
Muskogee County EMS
Buffalo EMS
Kiowa County District 3 EMS
Integris Baptist Regional EMS
Chickasha Fire Department EMS
Air Evac Lifeteam
Marshall County EMS
Atoka County EMS
Johnston County EMS
Cashion Ambulance
Trinity Health Transit
Creek County Ambulance

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