Milford Township’s board of supervisors adopted a proclamation celebrating each Milford EMS volunteer and declaring August 2020 as Emergency Medical Services Month.
EMS Milford Strong’s motto is “Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow.”
Supervisor Rachel Hendricks, Vice-Chair Gary Williams, and Chair Penney Luhrs signed the proclamation, which honors the emergency medical services system that consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, nurses, physicians, trained members of the public and other out-of-hospital medical care providers.
Each volunteer will receive a certificate of appreciation and a Milford Strong T-shirt. The marquee sign in front of the township building will be changed for the month of August to express appreciation for Milford’s first responders.
Rachel Hendricks and Penney Luhrs will pay for the items by giving back their supervisor’s pay for August.
Last week the Courier published a letter from the Milford Township Supervisors calling attention to the dire situation the Milford Fire Department and Ambulance Company is in because of the lack of volunteers and other resources, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic. “To be frank and blunt, there are simply not enough trained volunteers available to meet the need here anymore, and lives are at stake,” they wrote. For their full letter, please visit pikecountycourier.com.