Young members of the community that are seen making safe choices could be rewarded with a frozen treat.
This week (May 20-26) is National EMS Week and Ottumwa Regional Mobile Intensive Care Services (ORMICS) is beginning a “Summer Safety” program. According to a press release from Ottumwa Regional Health Center, ORMICS “is committed to the safety and well-being of the community.” To that end, EMTs and paramedics will be recognizing youth they witness making safe choices this summer.
The reward is a gift certificate for a free frozen dessert from Polar Xpress.
Paramedic Abraham Flores (left, in the picture) talks about the program in more detail.
“As we are out in the community we will be looking for kids making safe choices,
such as wearing bicycle helmets and crossing the street safely. This is our way to
reward good, smart choices.”
(pictured from left to right: Flores, Polar Xpress owners Jeff and Sandra Hendred, EMT Will Munley)