EMS in Morningside
The Chief and President lay the foundation for future success
First, in 2016, Chief Poetker and President Grooms established committees. Secondly, in February 2017, Chief Poetker told the company that an MOU was established with George Washington University. “Ride-A-Longs” complete tours according to the MOU. Mike O’Brien coordinates the scheduling of participants. Chief Poetker and Executive Officer Jones discussed the expansion of the EMS program. Thirdly, the Chief, in turn challenged Personnel Committee members to meet expectations to improve the Company’s EMS Program. As a result, George Sullivan, working closely with Sarah McCann, Maddie Rosenstein and others, (affectionately known as “The Cell”) took on the challenge. Their first initiatives were to make presentations to students at George Washington University, Prince George’s Community College and Andrews Air Force Base. The second initiative was to set up EMS Day.
EMS Day is Born
The Company saw the fruit of the efforts on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Morningside EMS Day came to life. All in attendance agreed it was an extraordinary culmination of a short journey. It is clear, Cell members put on a memorable event. Clearly, Morningside VFD has talented members. Prior to the event, the Cell vetted potential members. Morningside received 12 applications from a diverse group of people. People, from various parts of the world, with high aspirations in the medical field, took part in the effort to grow Morningside’s EMS program. We cannot praise the “Cell” enough for their hard work and dedication.