- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The state of Vermont is honoring its emergency medical services providers and celebrating 50 years of EMS in the country.

A public ceremony will be held Tuesday at the State House with awards given out to EMS providers.

Gov. Peter Shumlin has proclaimed this week Emergency Medical Services Week to emphasize what he says is the vital mission and dedication of the state’s EMS volunteers and professionals.

The State House event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes displays of vintage equipment, search and rescue dog demonstrations, technical/rope rescue presentations, car seat inspections, blood-pressure checks, and a coloring contest. “Sidewalk CPR” training also will be offered for free throughout the day.

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