EMT Appreciation Cookout


[dropcaps] O [/dropcaps] n Friday, May 23 the Knights of Holy Spirit Council 8157 partnered with Dudley Wilcox, the EMT liaison at Charlton Methodist Hospital to hold a picnic for local Emergency Medical Technicians as a part of EMT appreciation week. Knights from Holy Spirit, including Frank Salazar, Nick Kleinhaus, Leo Mattingly, Andy Goza, Jack Ramsden, Ben Sikorski, Ray Rivera, Allen Reitmeier, and Billy Calendar delivered and set up tents, tables and chairs, and provided the portable propane grill for the preparation of hamburgers and hotdogs. The hospital provided the food and a cooking crew. In all about 225 EMTs, ER staff, Cath Lab team members, and other first responders. These included members of local fire departments from Dallas, Duncanville, De Soto, Cedar Hill & Lancaster, as well as private ambulance services, including Care Flight and East Texas EMS. In addition to the picnic, there were also prize drawings that included tickets to Rangers games and gift cards.