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MED-ACT celebrating 40th anniversary with Saturday open house

MED-ACT celebrating 40th anniversary with Saturday open house

Learn what it's like to be a paramedic during Johnson County MED-ACT's 40th anniversary open house.

Tour MED-ACT Station 1511, talk to paramedics, learn more about different types of ambulances, and see equipment used during unique emergency situations, such as those involving hazardous chemicals. The Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications Mobile Command Unit will also be available.

Staff will be performing hands-only CPR training and free blood pressure checks. Free coloring books will be available for kids.

The open house is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 16, at MED-ACT Station 1151, 205 East Flaming Road, Olathe.

Johnson County MED-ACT began operation as the advanced life support transport provider in the county on March 25, 1975, after receiving overwhelming voter support. It started with just two ambulances to cover the entire county. Today, MED-ACT operates 17 ambulances and two paramedic advance response units, responding to 36,000 emergency calls each year.