Photo courtesy ProAction Emergency Services

EMTs rush to protect critical infrastructure, essential businesses

Over a typical month, medics with ProAction Emergency Services Institute work at over 100 special events, providing first aid and emergency medical services to the spectators & talent of concerts, sporting events, festivals, and other mass gatherings.

Then, El Paso was struck by the realities of COVID-19, canceling all special events for the foreseeable future.

Not to be subdued by the virus, medics have found a new purpose – screening employees and visitors of critical infrastructure and essential businesses.

“Working with community leaders, we have come together to ensure that the people keeping our lights on, our water running, and banks open, are safe & healthy,” said Dusty Warden, Director of Operations for ProAction Emergency Services Institute.

“We are excited to see that the El Paso business community is making employee health their top priority, and we are proud to support them in doing so.”

ProAction has had to dive deep into their rosters to fulfill the community need, spurring hiring sessions to bring onboard additional EMTs and Medical Assistants required to conduct screenings.

“ProAction leaders acknowledge that the need for screenings will soon pass, and are looking forward to resuming their typical duties at El Paso Chihuahuas baseball, concerts at the UTEP Don Haskins Center, K-12 spring sports, and all of the other fun El Paso events that we all miss,” Warden added.