Pitt Co. honoring EMS personnel during week long observance

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Pitt County is honoring those who serve the community by providing “front line” medical treatment and transport during emergencies.

It’s all part of the National EMS Week, which runs May 21-27.

As part of the week’s awareness efforts, banners promoting National EMS Week will be displayed at the entrances to the County Offices and the North Pitt EMS Station.

The Pitt County website home page will feature a special banner announcing National EMS Week, as well as a page dedicated to the week’s recognitions at http://www.pittcountync.gov/EMSweek. The Pitt County Twitter and Flickr pages will also feature updates containing information and photos related to the week’s activities. The Pitt County Twitter ID is @PittCountyNC, and the Flickr page can be found at flickr.com/pittcountygovernment.

A “Thank You” PSA will air on PittTv (Suddenlink Cable channel 13) and the Pitt County YouTube channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/Qht5Un8xdeo.

Tuesday, Pitt County EMS officials opened up the doors to allow media to see inside the world of emergency medicine and speak firsthand with the individuals who serve the county.

Paramedic Jared Maupin said the job is very rewarding, but also difficult. He said one of the hardest things to deal with is the inconsistent sleep schedule.

“Even when it’s time to go to sleep at nighttime, you might go to sleep and get a call in an hour, and it could be something that you have to take three minutes to decide if you’re going to do the right thing to save somebody’s life or not,” Maupin said.

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