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Ankeny Fire Department Invites Residents to 2017 EMS Week Open House

Post Date:05/15/2017 10:28 AM

ANKENY, Iowa (May 15, 2017) – In honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week, the Ankeny Fire Department invites the public to attend the 2017 Ankeny Fire Department EMS Week Open House Wednesday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ankeny Fire Department Headquarters located at 120 NW Ash Drive.

The open house will offer educational activities for all ages with a focus on safety and injury prevention. Visitors are invited to try on fire gear, escape from the fire safety house, spray water from a fire hose, practice bandaging and splinting, get his or her blood pressure checked, watch a vehicle extrication demonstration, witness the landing of a LifeFlight helicopter at 6:15 p.m. and more. All activities are free and open to the public.

National Emergency Medical Services Week takes place from Sunday, May 21, to Saturday, May 27. This week serves as a designated time to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. Authorized by President Gerald Ford, National EMS Week was initiated in 1973.

For more information about the 2017 Fire Department EMS Week Open House, contact Karen Peters at 515-965-6478 or visit All media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (515) 965-6424 or