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It’s shaping up to be quite the vacation as more than 200 people have already booked their cabin for the next EMS Cruise. If you are thinking of going, or know of someone who is, you may not want to wait much longer to secure your cabin. That’s because, even though the cruise doesn’t sail until March 12, 2016, there are only a handful of cabins left from the initial block in each category. We’ll be able to get additional cabins after the initial block of 120 is gone. However, if previous EMS Cruises are any indication, the price could increase by $50 per person. Don’t let that happen! It only takes a few minutes and a $25 per person deposit to book your cruise and lock in the current low rates. Get all of the details and book online right now by visiting our official EMS Cruise website at www.EMSCruise.com.
The Wisconsin EMS Association has released a radio public service announcement (PSA) to help promote emergency medical services during EMS Week. The 60 second, professionally-produced, commercial calls attention to the dedicated efforts of Wisconsin’s emergency responders and ambulance services. WEMSA members and visitors can take a listen to the radio spot by clicking the audio player below. Broadcast audio files are available for download in both professional WAV and MP3 formats by clicking the button below.
WEMSA Member assistance in securing radio play will help show citizens across Wisconsin just how important EMS is to the local community. Help WEMSA spread the word to your location radio stations so they can help support you! Smaller radio stations in rural communities are often more willing to air PSAs due to lower commercial loads. Hometown radio stations who hear from local EMS providers, ambulance services and fire departments are more likely to download and air the radio ads during regular programming. WEMSA members are asked to contact their local radio stations to encourage them to air the spots during the month of May and especially during National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2015 as well as year-round.
Are you a Wisconsin EMS Association member? If not, we invite you along with your EMS organization to join today. Individual membership is only $25, or save even more with service membership.
Selected during a random drawing from a list of ticket purchases, Wisconsin EMS Association member, Denise Gates of Delavan, will throw out the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers vs. the Washington Nationals baseball game on June 12, 2015. The selection of the first-pitch winner comes after a two-month partnership between the Wisconsin EMS Association and the Speak Up to Slow Down campaign.
The June 12th Milwaukee Brewers game will feature Wisconsin EMS Days with Gates throwing out the first pitch. During the event, the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation will also present a donation to representatives from the Wisconsin EMS Association.
When contacted with the news that she was selected as the first-pitch winner, Gates said, “This is so cool, I never win anything! What an honor. I’m so excited!” With her birthday landing on June 11, Gates will celebrate their annual Brewer’s game outing with her son.
The Speak Up to Slow Down campaign, bearing the ‘Speed Kills’ message, was first launched with a video that tells the story of a car crash that occurred in the village of Campbellsport that killed three teenage girls. Although Milwaukee Brewer tickets are no longer available through this campaign, you can see the video and still donate to the LODD benefit and scholarship funds. Check it out now.