Thursday, May 15, 2014

Virginia Museum of Transportation Emergency Services Tribute Day

Virginia Museum of Transportation, Carilion Clinic Emergency Services and Med-Trans announce Emergency Services Tribute Day on Saturday, May 17

Sponsored by Carilion Clinic Emergency Services and Med-Trans, the day celebrates and honors Virginia’s EMS workers who provide essential lifesaving services in our communities. The event coincides with the start of the National EMS Week.

Emergency Services Tribute Day features the past, present and future of emergency services. Antique and modern fire trucks and ambulances will be on display. A Carilion Clinic Life-Guard helicopter will land in VMT’s Railyard, weather permitting.

Virginia EMS and fire workers and their immediate families will enjoy free admission during Emergency Services Tribute Day. 

The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Carilion Clinic Emergency Services and Med-Trans invite Virginia residents to Emergency Services Tribute Day on Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 5 pm. The day celebrates and honors Virginia’s EMS workers who provide essential lifesaving services in our communities. The event coincides with the start of National EMS Week, a nationwide celebration of EMS workers and their life-saving mission.

“EMS workers are dedicated to the community they serve,” says Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr., executive director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. “They help people when they are hurt, sick, scared and need life-saving attention.”

Emergency Services Tribute Day will feature the past, present and future of emergency services. Antique and modern fire trucks and ambulances will be on display. A Carilion Clinic Life-Guard medical helicopter will land in VMT’s Railyard, weather permitting. Visitors will be invited to see in the cockpit, meet the crew and see who they quickly and safely transports the sick and injured from rural Virginia to Carilion Clinic’s Level One Trauma Center in Roanoke, Virginia, for life-saving care.

The City of Roanoke will also donate a 1995 Simon Duplex Ladder Truck to the Virginia Museum of Transportation during the festivities.

Virginia EMS and fire workers and their immediate families will enjoy free admission during Emergency Services Tribute Day. All other visitors will enjoy discounted admission of $5. As always, Museum Members and infants 2 and under will be admitted free.

More information can be found at vmt.org or by calling 540-342-5670. The Virginia Museum of Transportation is located at 303 Norfolk Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24018.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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