To the Firefighters and Emergency Medical Providers of the City of Lebanon,
The week of May 20-24, 2019 is designated as National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. While our dedicated Emergency Medical Service providers provide exceptional service 24/7/365, this week is our opportunity as leaders of these professionals and as members of the community to say, THANK YOU!
As the Chief of Lebanon Fire Department, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all that you do for the City of Lebanon, our residents, and visitors. Thank you for your time, hundreds of hours of training, your dedication, your caring, your compassion, and your devotion to the people we serve. Thank you for taking time away from your families to keep our community safe 24/7. Thank you for comforting families, comforting the community, for risking your safety, and for your bravery. Most of all thank you for your commitment. We appreciate that each and everyone one of you are dedicated, caring and serves without the expectation of thanks.
EMS Week is an opportunity for the public to recognize what you do every day. It’s an opportunity for you to showcase your talents, to let the public know we are here for them 24 hours per day, 7 days a week! What you do is important. EMS is a necessary and vital service to our community. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are the front line in the nation’s healthcare system.
EMS Week isn’t about thanking heroes but recognizing the hard work each of you does to maintain the highest level of training and skill to protect our community. The City of Lebanon appreciates and respects each one of you! I, as Fire Chief, pledge my continued support to you and the continuance of providing the best trained and equipped EMS service in the State of New Hampshire.
Lastly, we would like to encourage our residents and visitors to stop and thank your Emergency Medical Service providers!
Chief Chris Christopoulos, Jr., MA, CFO