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Pa. lawmaker celebrates EMS Week with ambulance ride-along

Published On: May 19 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 06:22:35 PM EDT

A local lawmaker is getting a firsthand look at what it takes to be a first responder.

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

A local lawmaker is getting a firsthand look at what it takes to be a first responder.

Pa. Rep. Ryan Mackenzie went on a ride-along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps in South Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., on Monday.

Mackenzie said seeing the EMS team in action underscores the vital role first responders play in our community.

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The event was part of National EMS Week, which runs through Saturday.