Hilo, Hawaii – Video by Tim O Bryan
In celebration of Emergency Medical Services Week, the Hawaii Fire Department is sponsored its 9th annual EMS 5K Family Run, 2 Mile-Walk, and Keiki Fun Run on Sunday. The public event took place at Liliuokalani Park.
This year’s proceeds will benefit the Big Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society and also help a fire fighter/paramedic who is currently battling cancer.
Awards were presented following the completion of the event. Participants were also eligible to receive random drawing prizes. Spencer Health and Fitness Center and HMSA were major corporate sponsors of the event.
EMS Week, which is celebrated nationwide, brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety, and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of the medical “front line.” This year’s theme was “EMS: A Proud Partner in Your Community”