Brookings Health System to Hold Seventh Annual EMS Rodeo

  • May 08, 2014

In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service will hold their seventh annual EMS Rodeo on Monday, May 19 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Park.

The event is free to the public and includes a picnic, inflatable games, face painting, ambulance tours, and practice CPR.

National EMS Week, May 18-24, honors the dedication of EMTs, paramedics, first responders, and others who provide lifesaving services to our community.

“Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rates of those who experience sudden illness or injury,” said Chief Nursing Officer Tammy Hillestad. “Our team of emergency medical technicians and paramedics are always ready to provide compassionate, lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service provides emergency 911 Advanced Life Support (ALS) services for the City of Brookings, much of Brookings county and the communities of Aurora, Bruce, Bushnell, Sinai, and Volga. The ambulance service also assists area ambulance services from Arlington, Clear Lake, Elkton, Estelline, White and Lake Preston when requested.

For more information on Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service, please visit

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at