Hall Paramedics and EMTs Host 9th Annual BBQ
Benefiting Boron Senior Center
Hall Ambulance Paramedics and EMTs will be preparing a delicious barbeque lunch to benefit the Boron Senior Center, and they are hoping the East Kern business community and residents will show their support.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
11:30 – 2:00p.m.
Boron Senior Center
27177 Twenty Mule Team Road
Boron, California
$6 members, $10 non-members
For years, the paramedics and EMTs working from Hall Ambulance’s Post 17 in Boron have taken a kinship to the members of the Boron Senior Center where they routinely provide complimentary blood pressure checks during the hot meal lunches served each Thursday.
Nine years ago, Hall Paramedic Ken Sexton and EMT Donnie Self thought it would be nice to do something special for the seniors and the community they serve, so they decided to host a barbecue with expenses for the event covered through donations by the paramedics, EMTs and paramedic field supervisors stationed at Hall Ambulance’s Post 17 in Boron.
Proceeds benefit the Boron Senior Center which serves about 120 regulars for the weekly lunches.  According to Senior Center President Lahoma Lopez, the funds raised from the annual barbecue has allowed them to complete necessary building maintenance including replacing ceiling tile and coolers.  She considers the relationship with Hall Ambulance to be a huge asset and expressed her greatest appreciation for the crews as well as to Founder and President Harvey L. Hall, who donated an automated external defibrillator (AED), a life-saving device that can help someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, that is available in their dining room.
The EMS workers start at dawn preparing approximately 30 pounds each of wood-fired tri-tip and chicken complete with corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, and baked beans.  Last year, about 100 barbecue meals were served, including several take-out orders by members of the community wanting to support this unique event benefiting the senior center.  Take-out orders can be phoned into the Boron Senior Center by calling 760-762-5501 before 9:30 a.m. on June 22, and the volunteers will have the meals ready for pick-up at lunch time.
Established in 1971, Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. is the 9-1-1 paramedic provider for 88% of Kern County’s population.  The Company has provided paramedic service to the eastern Kern County communities of Boron, Mojave, California City, and Rosamond since 1994.