Tracy Schietinger

GEMS Kids Triathlon Registration is Open

Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) is hosting the first annual GEMS Kids Triathlon at Greenwich High School on Sunday, June 9. The Triathlon will be a fun community event for local youth, ages six to 14, which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle, builds self-confidence and fosters important life skills. If you register by April 15 you will receive an early registration discount. “There has been overwhelming community support and interest in the GEMS Kids Tri,” said GEMS Executive Director, Tracy Schietinger. “We look forward to the first of many years of offering an event that is both fun and challenges kids physically. Proceeds from the event will support the life-saving work we do at GEMS and raise much needed funds that will help replace or refurbish equipment or possibly even a new ambulance.” While the GEMS Kids Tri is not connected to the Greenwich Kids Triathlon that ended in 2016, the idea to bring back a Kids Tri to Greenwich stems from the popularity of the original event. read more...

Caren’s Cos Cobber Event to Support GEMS

On Wednesday, May 24, “Just for GEMS,” the annual benefit for Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, will be held at Caren’s Cos Cobber, 31 East Putnam Ave. The event will take place between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Half of the day’s proceeds are donated by the restaurant’s owner, Caren Vizzo, to support GEMS, the independent non-profit organization that relies on donations to replace or refurbish one ambulance each year, and to maintain medical equipment. read more...

GEMS Appoints New Executive Director

Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (GEMS) announced that Tracy Schietinger has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, effective March 1. Schietinger will succeed Charlee Tufts who has been GEMS’ only Executive Director since its inception in 1986. Tufts will provide guidance during the transition through March 31. read more...