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Covenant Health honors first responders during EMS Week

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

It's EMS Week and each year Covenant Health usually hosts a dinner and other in-person celebrations of their service.

This year, they're making a video with in-person commemorations set for later this year.

Caregivers from across the health system united to thank the paramedics and driver that make up the first responder force.

"They have been frontline workers forever and we have a lot of rural EMS and fire departments, lot of them are volunteers also. So they are, they leave their family at 2:30 in the morning to come and help us with our family. And they walk into things that are unknown a lot of times so we really appreciate all that they do," Belinda Waters, Trauma Nurse Coordinator at Covenant Children's, said. 

Waters says the system's been setting aside time, meals and prizes to celebrate their EMS workers since 2003.

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