At any given moment, someone in your community is calling for help. Without hesitation, our nation’s Emergency Medical Service providers respond to these calls and deliver critical pre-hospital medical care with professionalism and compassion.
Many of these men and women are firefighter/EMTs and paramedics who train rigorously to ensure all patients receive first-rate attention in urgent circumstances. They are our brothers and sisters in public service.
National EMS Week is May 17th – 23rd. Please join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in thanking all our Emergency Medical Service providers for the great job they do, every day!
Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week
Sunday, May 17, 2015 marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States. This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation‟s fire departments.
The fire service has a rich history of protecting the health and safety of our communities through an „all hazards‟ response model that includes the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care. Fire service-based EMS providers are located, trained, and equipped to provide virtually every community with timely pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical response and patient care. Firefighter/EMTs and paramedics respond quickly, professionally, and compassionately in communities across the United States …and they do it every day…24/7.
The Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Coalition recognizes the life-saving contributions and achievements, as well as the dedication and commitment, of those who serve in Fire Service-Based EMS systems. National EMS Week is a time to pause and say “thank you” to the entire EMS Community, including firefighter/EMTs and paramedics …our nation‟s „all hazards‟ response professionals.
The Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Coalition, based in Washington, DC, provides Members of Congress, federal agencies, and many others with information they need to effectively support Fire Service-Based EMS systems throughout the nation. For more information about the Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates and how to join the coalition, visit www.fireserviceems.com.