The week of May 15- 22, 2016 has been designated as Emergency Medical Services Week.
This year's national theme is "Called to Care". For more information on this initiative nationally, click here .
The Sturgis Ambulance Service has scheduled numerous community outreach events in honor of EMS Week.
Decorate your office or business door with an EMS theme. Email
so staff knows to include your door in the official judging on May 19th.
Door Decorating Flyer
Sunday, May 15th:
9:00am - Sturgis Fire Hall
We will trying to set a World Record for number of people trained on an AED (automated external defibrillator) device. An AED device is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiace arrhythmias in a patient, which can lead to cardiac arrest. If necessary, the device will treat the patient through a series of electric shocks to the heart which allows the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. AEDs are located throughout the Sturgis community and can truly save a life. They are easy to use and provide step-by-step instructions. However, familiarity with the device can be helpful in an emergency, so stop by and learn how to use an AED.
1pm: Woodle Field
Come cheer on our EMS providers in a fun, interagency Track Meet.
Monday, May 16th:
8am until 3:00pm - Elementary School Visitations
We will be hosting local elementary school children for a visit to the station. We will be teaching children how to make good 9-1-1 calls. Kids will be able to meet emergency providers and see the inside of an ambulance. Making children familiar with EMS providers helps everyone involved in an emergency situation.
:30pm until 5:30pm - Blood Drive
Be a Hero, Save a Life! Support your community and give blood. Open to the public. Appointments recommended. (
3:00pm until 6:00pm - Open house
Join us for cookies and get a tour of the station. Meet the emergency responders who are here for you 24-7. Several other public safety agencies will join us with activities and information for families. There will be a bike rodeo for kids -
Thump your Melon
will be on-site to hand out bike helmets for young kids.
Tuesday, May 17th:
6:00pm - Sand Volleyball Game with Law Enforcement
Come down to Sturgis City Park and watch Ambulance take on the Police Department in a sand volleyball contest.
Wednesday, May 18th:
All day - Turn Sturgis Black & Gold
Buy an EMS Week t-shirt and turn Sturgis black and gold! Show your support for our emergency responders. Support the numerous emergency medical technicians,
paramedics, firefighters, first responders, emergency physicians,
emergency nurses, educators, administrators and others who provide
lifesaving emergency care to residents locally in the Sturgis area and
through our regional partners.
T-shirt Order Form
6pm at Sturgis Fire Hall
Thursday, May 19th:
Colorful/Rainbow Run: 6pm at Sturgis Ambulance / Fire Station
Participate in a colorful 5k run.
Check back soon for registration details.
Friday, May 20th: Interagency Softball Contest
EMS providers will be in Spearfish attempting to win a softball competition between local ambulance service.
Saturday, May 21st:
6pm (location TBD)
Join us for an award ceremony where we recognize our local Sturgis EMS providers. After the ceremony, there will be a community potluck. Come out and meet our EMS providers.