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May 20-26, 2018 is the 44th annual National EMS Week
In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. Back then, EMS was a new profession, and EMS practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.
A lot has changed since then. EMS is now firmly established as an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care continuum. On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to medical emergencies, including heart attack, difficulty breathing, a fall or accident, drowning, cardiac arrest, stroke, drug overdose or acute illness. EMS may provide both basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and en route to a hospital. EMS practitioners care for their patients’ medical needs and show caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments.
If you see a member of the BIEMS team this week (and always), be sure to thank them for their service to Beaver Island.
The Beaver Island Bike Festival is your chance to experience the unique unspoiled beauty of Lake Michigan’s most remote island in a fun festival atmosphere. Bikers will ride at their own pace and enjoy incredible scenery, island monuments, historic sites, the famous Mo-mosa Stop, picnic lunch right on the beach, BBQ buffet at the Shamrock with live music and all the friendly hospitality Beaver Islands residents are famous for. Fully supported bike ride with rest stop snacks. Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights. Prizes and extra goodies. For the full details and schedule, visit the BIBF Website.
The Beaver Island half marathon will cover the 13.1 miles over a variety of surfaces and beautifully changing scenery. The course will start downtown at Paradise Bay near the Beaver Island Ferry dock and head south along the paved Kings Highway. This will give way to a turn to the west on a good gravel road coursing around beautiful Barney’s Lake.
Near the half way mark the course changes to wonderful trail through the woods finally coming out along the west side of the island running with Lake Michigan on your left. This gravel road will bring you back east along Font Lake before reaching town. The last portion of the run will be back on paved road through town along Paradise Bay back to the start/finish.
We believe this will be one of the most beautiful runs most will ever do. Wonderful variety, good shade, excellent surfaces, and only a few gentle hills. The course will be well staffed with plenty of water stops and support. This will be the run you will remember!