McKeesport, June 10, 2013 – State Senator Jim Brewster recognized 13 local emergency service providers as well as other key groups of the Mon River Fleet for their efforts to combat influenza by administering 6,000 vaccines from mid-September through January 21st to citizens in communities across the Mon Valley Region.

MonRiver“The collaborative effort of these medical service providers along with the Division of Immunizations of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, UPMC McKeesport Pharmacy, and the Mon River Fleet has meant a great deal to the health and welfare of the communities they serve,” Brewster said. “I am pleased to honor all involved and their efforts to prevent influenza and safe lives.”

The medical service providers were recognized for their efforts at the annual Mon River Fleet EMS Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 7. They received certificates for their work in administering the flu shots.

The medical services providers recognized included:

  • Baldwin EMS
  • Clairton Volunteer Fire Department-EMS
  • Eastern Area Pre-hospital
  • Elizabeth Township Area EMS
  • Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Association
  • McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service
  • Munhall Area Pre-hospital
  • Fire Department of North Versailles EMS
  • Penn Hills EMS
  • Priority One EMS
  • Tri-Community South EMS
  • White Oak EMS
  • Woodland Hills EMS Rescue

The Mon River Fleet is an alliance of four PartnerSHIPS (State Health Improvement Plans) from McKeesport, Braddock, Clairton, and Duquesne. To learn more about the Mon River Fleet, please visit their website at


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