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May 13, 2013

Inaugural EMS event to pay homage to fallen comrades

It’s been nearly three months since Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services Pvt. Tim McCormick and Spec. Cody Medley were killed in an auto accident while in the line of duty.

As National EMS Week descends upon the city, public safety officials here, headed by the IEMS, will put on the inaugural McCormick and Medley Public Safety Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22 at the Indianapolis City Market.

The free event with a fair atmosphere will feature booths representing a multitude of divisions of public safety and partner organizations as well as a memorial booth for McCormick and Medley.

“We wanted to figure out a way we could reach out to the public and tell our story a little more,” IEMS Chief Dr. Charles Miramonti said. “It’s a wonderful venue in which we could pull in the public and share some interaction with our partners and really educate folks and tell them who we are and share our memories of Cody and Tim and what they meant to us.”

Some of the partner organizations that will be attending include the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Fire Department, the Department of Homeland Security, Animal Control, and MESH, a non-profit healthcare crisis and community management group.

“It’s going to be a day where we really modeled the notion of all these agencies working together, and I don’t think people understand how special that is,” Miramonti said. “We work together on an everyday basis, and I think to show that is a great opportunity. It’s a very rare model that agencies like ours work together in such a close way.”

The event will also feature health screenings, as well as give education on how citizens can become involved in helping public safety officials.

“We’re trying to make it really interactive,” said Todd Harper of IEMS. “It’ll be city market day, so that’ll be going on as well. People can come out and take it all in.”

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