Memorial Day fundraiser set to benefit Darien EMS Post 53

Darien EMS (Emergency Medical Services)-Post 53 has made the decision not to host its largest fundraiser, the annual Memorial Day Food Fair, due to continued concerns about large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured are: Cathy Hunter, Luke Riordan, Ryan Genovese, Cabot Smith, and Selby Molloy.

Darien EMS (Emergency Medical Services)-Post 53 has made the decision not to host its largest fundraiser, the annual Memorial Day Food Fair, due to continued concerns about large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured are: Cathy Hunter, Luke Riordan, Ryan Genovese, Cabot Smith, and Selby Molloy.

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Darien EMS (Emergency Medical Services)-Post 53 has made the decision not to host its largest fundraiser, the annual Memorial Day Food Fair, due to continued concerns about large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In connection with Palmer’s Market, the members of the post invite all people to support the post, by purchasing a Food Fair to go grill pack including fan favorites from the Food Fair.

As an all volunteer organization, Post 53 depends entirely on the support of the community to purchase life saving equipment, and supplies for patient care.

Food Fair to go will be packaged in tote bags, and available for pickup at Palmer’s Market, 264 Heights Road in Darien, on Sunday, May 30,, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.

A large, and small Food Fair to go package, $200, and $100, will be available for purchase on the post’s website at https://post53.org, and sold by the post’s young adult members outside the following locations on the following dates:

May 15 and May 16: Darien soccer, and lacrosse fields,

May 21: Heights Pizza, Papa Joe’s,Tengda

May 22: Palmer’s Market, Darien Sport Shop, Nielsen’s Florist and Ring’s End Lumber.

In person sales give people a chance to talk with Post members to learn more about Darien EMS-Post 53 services, and programs, and talk about community events such as Hands Only CPR, Stop the Bleed, as well as the post’s response to COVID-19.

The members of the post invite all people to come see them after the Memorial Day parade at Tilley Pond Park for ambulance tours, Hands Only CPR, and Stop the Bleed training all with proper disinfection procedures amid the pandemic from the new virus.

Post 53 was founded in 1970, and provides free emergency medical services to the Darien community at the highest level of excellence, using Darien High School students, adult volunteers, and town provided paramedics.

The members of Post 53 are committed to achieving, and maintaining the highest level of training, and skill in providing pre-hospital care, and transport to the residents of Darien.

Post 53 is recognized locally, and nationally as one of the finest emergency ambulance services in the U.S., for its consistently high quality of pre hospital emergency care.