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.