Steamboat Stinger and Event Medical Solutions Unlimited Renew Partnership
EMS staffs up to meet needs of growing event
Steamboat Springs, Colo (April 19, 2012): Event Medical Solutions Unlimited, LLC (EMS) was on hand providing comprehensive medical support in 2011 when the Steamboat Stinger, a 50-mile backcountry mountain bike race established itself as one of the region’s premier MTB events. Race organizers plan to increase participation in 2012 with the addition of a full and half trail run marathon and once again, EMS will be there providing specialized remote access emergency medical care from start to finish.
The Stinger’s mountain bike and marathon events will take place on August 11th & 12th respectively, with start/finish lines at the bottom of Howelson Hill. Trail running is a new addition for 2012 and will include up to 400 participants. The mountain bike event will also allow for a 25% increase over last year’s registration signaling the need for increased medical support over the course of the weekend. Tim Baldwin, a volunteer First Responder at the 2011 Steamboat Stinger said, “Between the heat and grueling nature of the course medical volunteers were treating wounds and assessing for heat related illness.” Race organizer Honey Stinger manages and sponsors the nationally acclaimed event and isn’t taking any chances with the safety and health of event participants, spectators or staff.
Through an agreement with Honey Stinger, EMS Unlimited will provide specialized emergency medical services at strategic points throughout both events. In addition, EMS Unlimited will be provide race organizers with pre-event medical guidance and risk reduction consulting. In addition, EMS will provide race-day medical services consisting of professional Paramedics and EMT’s. Event organizer Erin Campbell said, “We’re taking all the necessary steps to keep everyone safe. To that end, we’re thrilled to once again partner with EMS – they add true value and peace of mind by providing a medical safety net for those in need.”
“Steamboat Springs is home to a very dedicated and skillful corps of Paramedics and EMT’s,” states EMS Unlimited Medical Director Laura Sehnert, MD, “If anyone at the event becomes injured or sick they’ll be in very capable hands.”
Select Paramedics and EMT’s will be properly equipped and strategically placed throughout the course to quickly provide time sensitive medical care and transport coordination. In addition, a full service Event Medical Aide Tent will be placed near the finish line for 911 coordination, racer examinations, wound bandaging, free blood pressure & EKG checks and even respond to spectator medical emergencies.
For more information about the 2012 Steamboat Stinger please visit http://www.honeystinger.com/steamboatstinger.html. For additional information about EMS Unlimited, head to www.ems-unlimited.com.
About EMS Unlimited:
Event Medical Solutions Unlimited, LLC (EMS Unlimited) provides full-service event medical solutions offering organizers a quick, easy and affordable way to provide events with licensed and insured event medical services. Services range from pre-event consultations to Advanced Life Support (ALS) staffing and off-road response/extrication/rescue. Remote access medical care and other event medical services provided by EMS Unlimited are offered to public and private, competitive and non-competitive events throughout Colorado. EMS’s specially trained event paramedics and EMT’s are unique because they’re athletes themselves and understand the physical and mental challenges, the equipment, terrain and geography. Event organizers choose EMS Unlimited because it reduces their workload and stress by enhancing event safety and mitigating risk. For more information about EMS-Unlimited visit www.ems-unlimited.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-658-0367.