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Town of Amherst proclaims Sept. 27, 2021, as Medic Monday

The Town of Amherst has proclaimed Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, as Medic Monday in recognition of the life-saving services provided by the paramedics who serve this community, region and province.

As part of that recognition, the town will be flying the Emergency Health Services flag at the corner of Church and Albion streets during that day.

“As a physician, I know well the great service provided by our paramedics,” Mayor David Kogon said, as he signed the petition on behalf of the Amherst townMedic Monday B council on Sept. 24, 2021.

“These first responders are among our first line of defence when emergencies strike. They are well trained and are ready to respond, at a moments notice, every day of the year.

“It is important that we recognize the life-saving efforts of these men and women, so I urge the citizens of Amherst to take the time out of their day on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, to thank our EHS paramedics for their excellent service.”

I am proud to have been able to work in a career that I love for more than 30 years, alongside colleagues who help care for Nova Scotians when they need it most,” Amherst paramedic Jeff Bezanson said.

“Nova Scotia paramedics continue to provide professional and compassionate care on a daily basis to all residents and visitors to our province, despite this being one of the most challenging times we’ve ever experience as a profession and as a community.

“Medic Monday is an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to paramedics for their dedication, professionalism and tireless efforts to improve the safety and health of our communities.”