Celebrate National EMS Week, May 19-25

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on May 6, 2013


National EMS Weekkicks off on Sunday, May 19. This week honors the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States. The role of pre-hospital care falls to these fire department-based emergency responders, among them those who serve the dual positions of firefighter/EMTs and firefighter/paramedics.

The Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates coalition- Congressional Fire Services Institute, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, National Fire Protection Association, and National Volunteer Fire Council- recognizes the week as a time to pause and say “thank you” to the entire EMS Community, our nation’s ‘all hazards’ response professionals.