When you dial 911 and need medical assistance emergency medical services (EMS) professionals come to your rescue. Specific job titles that fall into the EMS category are first responders, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, emergency dispatchers and emergency room team members. These are the trained men and women who are on the “front line” providing life-saving skills everyday.
National EMS Week is a celebration that takes place across the United States and Canada in order to recognize the achievements and dedication provided by the men and women in the EMS field. The theme of this year’s EMS Week is “A Proud Partner in Your Community” focusing on communities and families and their health and safety.
Show your appreciation May 17 – 23 for all the EMS agencies and personnel in your community.
For celebration and activity ideas check out the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) website which offers an EMS May 2009 Monthly Theme Planner PDF ready for download. For official EMS celebration novelties (balloons, teeshirts, pins, etc.) check out the ACEP’s online store featuring official EMS Week memorabilia.
Sources: ACEP.org, LakeCityReporter.com