Showing their appreciation to area emergency medical services and volunteers, staff and members with St. Luke's University Health Network held a weeklong of related events. One of the events held Thursday evening involved inviting area EMTs and paramedics to an appreciation mixer at the St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus in Coaldale. While there, visitors were treated to food and drinks as well as receiving three free credits toward their 24 credit/3 year requirement. Training involved discussions about strike assessment, trauma reviews and muscularskeletal injuries. Pictured from front left are medic Mark Wickrykas, Shenandoah Ambulance; Melanie Turock D.O., ER Physician, St. Luke's - Miners Campus; and EMT Barbara Cunnius, Weatherly Ambulance. From back left are paramedic Jeffrey Yanochko, pre-hospital liason, St. Luke's University Health Network; EMT Shawn Martin, Tamaqua Ambulance; first responder Jeff Moyer, Fire Chief, Beaver Meadows Fire Company; and Tom "Starchy" Staruch, Chief, Lansford Ambulance.