NNRH celebrates National EMS Week

May 26, 2017

ELKO, Nevada (May 25, 2017) – Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital celebrated National Emergency Medical Services Week by inviting all first responders in Elko County to enjoy breakfast and lunch on Thursday. A number of firefighters, law enforcement officers and paramedics stopped by the hospital throughout the day to enjoy food and fun.

NNRH employees showed their appreciation for first responders by wearing blue and black to the festivities. Jennifer Koopman, NNRH director of physician relations and industry, said that hospital staff were thrilled to visit with first responders from several different agencies.

“One of the highlights of the day was when Sergeant Fisher of the Elko Sheriff’s Department arrived with his patrol dog, Tyr,” Koopman said. “Along with Deputy Reitz, they gave us an impromptu demonstration of K9 unit techniques on the hospital lawn. It was really fun to watch.”

Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Reitz (left) and Sergeant Doug Fisher work with patrol dog Tyr,
providing a demonstration for hospital employees.

“We are blessed to live in a community with such amazing first responders,” Koopman concluded. “They work so hard and give so much to keep us all safe. Today, and every day, we honor them.”