Thursday, May 12, 2016

Celebrating EMS Professionals and the Important Work They Do

This year marks the 42nd year since President Gerald Ford authorized this week as a time to celebrate and recognize EMS practitioners for the incredible work they do in emergency services. May 15th-21st is an opportunity for local communities and medical personnel to honor EMS professionals who provide life-saving services every single day.

EMS practitioners not only save lives by responding to various medical emergencies including heart attacks and drug overdoses, but they also help deliver babies and provide comfort to those who need help at the most crucial of times. This is a job that isn’t for the faint of heart. These individuals are courageous, strong, empathetic, and brave.
The theme for 2016 is “Called to Care” and is a powerful and timely reminder of the commitment these individuals make every day when they go to work. People who choose to work in emergency services- whether it be fire, EMS, 9-1-1, or police- make a choice to care about other people living and surviving and choosing to do this through their profession. Not many people can handle this and it can take a huge toll on those who work in this industry.

That is why it is so important that we recognize these amazing individuals for the life-saving work they do and let them know how much we appreciate them! In honor of EMS Week, we are sharing an article from EMS Strong on 10 Scene Safety Tips to Get You Home Safe and Sound. You can read the article here:

Remember to thank an EMS professional today for the hard work they do each and every day! And please remember, if you ever find yourself in an emergency, please do not hesitate to contact 9-1-1.

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