The grand opening of the Rural/Metro Education Center in West Seneca is scheduled for Monday, coinciding with the observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week.
The 3,300-square-foot facility, at 3121 Clinton St., will host courses and classes, along with Rural/Metro’s EMT Academy. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, and other events, will begin at 10 a.m.
As part of National EMS Week, which runs May 19 to 25, three Rural/Metro Medical Services employees will be honored for their roles in helping a Lackawanna teenager who fell from his bicycle last May and was impaled on its handle bars. Field Supervisor Jason Rutecki, Paramedic Nicholas Akromas and EMT Caralina Barbero will receive a token of appreciation from the victim and his mother.
Rural/Metro also will honor recipients of its Excellence in EMS Award, given annually to field employees who exemplify the very highest commitment to emergency medical services and patient care. The recipients are: Sharon Hughes, EMT academy instructor; Joseph Butts, paramedic; Anthony Castello, paramedic; Laurel Ward, EMT-basic; David Mangus, field supervisor; Norine Hoch, EMT-intermediate; and Breanna Horwood, EMT-basic.
Also receiving recognition is Jeremy Crawford, who works in the billing department.