- Ministry Health Care honored its first responders tonight.
The celebration was part of EMS Appreciation Week.
More than 40 emergency responders went to the celebration in Arbor Vitae.
Dr. Rick Brodhead is the medical director of emergency services at Ministry Howard Young.
He was one of the presenters.
"Most of these people are volunteer, as far as the ambulance services, fire services," he said. "We feel it's very important to acknowledge their contributions to the community."
EMS personnel deal with death and tragedy more than most people.
Ministry invited a speaker who taught them ways to cope and take care of themselves after emergencies.
Written By: Lex Gray