Elementary school celebrates first responders week with parade; President proclaims EMS Week honoring service and dedication of the nation’s EMS providers

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JOPLIN, Mo. — McKinley Elementary School in Joplin, 610 Forest, are hosting a parade for first responders of Joplin. Wednesday afternoon. You might hear the sounds of Joplin Police, Joplin Fire Department and Joplin’s METS ambulance service in the McKinley Neighborhood*.

Justin Crawford, public information officer for Joplin Public Schools tells us, “There will be fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars. And students will have signs and banners to show their appreciation for first responders.”

The White House and President Joe Biden have issued an official proclamation recognizing May 16 – May 22, 2021, as EMS Week and honoring the service and dedication of the nation’s EMS providers.

*McKinley Neighborhood as designated by the ONE JOPLIN NEIGHBORHOOD MAP. Joplin consists of nearly 100 former small towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions or areas. Since the Joplin tornado to create more of a tight-knit community, ONE JOPLIN created the Neighborhood Map. Find your neighborhood designation. Many neighborhoods have their own social media page and communicate regularly, hosting block parties. Sharing information on crime, lost pets, properties open for rent or sale etc. Click to the map here.

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