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Local Emergency Medical Service Providers Celebrate EMS Week

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Emergency medical service providers across the area have been celebrating all week and have been celebrated with various open houses at their separate facilities.
   
But today EMS Week comes to a close with an event bringing many of Scott County first responders to the same place.
   
At Brady Street Stadium, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, and various equipment were all there for local families to get an up close look and talk one on one to EMS providers.
     
Organizers say this helps prepare all of us  for emergencies.
     
"This is a chance for kids of all ages to come out and interact with their local first responders," Davenport Fire Department Captain Todd  Witchelo said. "The ambulances, the paramedics, the firefighters. See the equipment that they use, know that we're not there to hurt them. That we're only there to help them."
     
The is the first year for this event in Scott County, but organizers say they hope to put this on annually.

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