Akron Fire is celebrating 40 years of providing Emergency Services to the community with an anniversary celebration Tuesday.
Since the program was first initiated in 1978, the EMS squadron has grown to 14 ambulances that cover the Akron area, responding to a little more than 100 calls per day on average.
Members of Akron's first EMS squads will be in attendance at Tuesday's event at the Akron Firefighters Credit Union.
In a press release, Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker and District Chief of EMS, Joe Natko say they are “proud that our paramedics continue to serve our community with excellence and a high standard of care. This has provided a powerful legacy for those who paved the way many years ago.”