Brookings Health System to Hold Sixth Annual EMS Rodeo

  • May 13, 2013

In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service will hold their sixth annual EMS Rodeo on Wednesday, May 22 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Park in Brookings, SD.

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

National EMS Week, May 19-25, honor 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, SD; Bruce, SD; Bushnell, SD; Sinai, SD; and Volga, SD. The ambulance service also assists area ambulance services from Arlington, SD; Clear Lake, SD; Elkton, SD; Estelline, SD; White, SD; and Lake Preston, SD 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 Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for 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