WHAT: EMS Provider of the Year

EMS Week Proclamation

WHO: Managing Director Brian Abernathy

Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel

Paramedic Christian Apelt

WHEN: Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Fireman’s Hall Museum

147 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia

In honor of National EMS Week, the Philadelphia Fire Department will recognize Paramedic Christian Apelt as the EMS Provider of the Year, and share a proclamation declaring EMS Week in Philadelphia.

Apelt, a 15-year veteran of the PFD, has been teaching life-saving skills at the Fire Academy for the past seven years to firefighter recruits as well as fellow paramedics and EMTs. The 46-year-old Philadelphia native was recently named a Top Mental Health First Aid Instructor by the National Council for Behavioral Health.