There are no normal business hours or holidays that prevent someone from falling victim to sudden illness or injury.
To that end, Hall Ambulance Paramedics, EMTs and Emergency Medical Dispatchers must always be prepared and ready to respond to a request for medical aid.
Labor Day, the holiday created to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers, is no exception. To celebrate the dedication of our EMS professionals who will be working on Monday, Hall Ambulance administrative staff will be giving up their scheduled holiday to barbecue for the crews working on Labor Day.
"It is not uncommon for them to miss spending family time on holidays like today, Thanksgiving, or Independence Day," said John Surface, vice president of corporate operations, and one of the barbecue organizers. "This is an opportunity to say thank you for their commitment to the Company, our customers, and the communities we serve."
Ambulance crews will be cycled through Hall Ambulance's downtown Bakersfield campus to enjoy
tri-tip sandwiches, salsa, beans, green salad, potato or pasta salad, and drinks. Joining them will be the emergency medical dispatchers, and support personnel who are also on-duty.
The barbecue will take place inside the ambulance parking lot located off the corner of 21st and N Streets. Meals for the crews will be served from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.