AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- By the end of this summer, there will be a new memorial between the law enforcement and firefighters memorials in Augusta -- this one, to honor Maine's EMS professionals.

The Maine Emergency Medical Services board held its annual Awards Ceremony Saturday, and broke ground for the new EMS Memorial and Education Site on State Street.

The memorial includes a "Star of Life" in the center, which is the EMS symbol, illuminated granite posts to recnogize current and fallen EMS professionals, and audio component with information on fallen Maine EMS workers, and benches for reflection.

There will also be educational information about Maine's EMS system.

The Maine EMS Board has raised $100 thousand for the first phase of construction, which will be complete by the end of the summer.

They need an additional $200 thousand to complete the second phase.

Donations can be sent to:
Maine EMS Memorial
71 Halifax St.
Winslow, ME 04901

There is more information on the Maine EMS Facebook Page.

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