CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Cabell County Emergency Medical Services celebrated its 40th anniversary on Wednesday.
Three cakes, a cookout and more than 100 guests showed up for the celebration.
EMS Director Gordon Merry said the protection for people in the county has changed drastically in the last 40 years.
Merry was awarded for his service, also having served 40 years with Cabell EMS.
Awards also were presented to EMT and paramedic of the year.