Today is a two-fer Happy 2015 EMS Week #EMSStrong #TBT
2015 EMS Week: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Professionals serve so many communities across this great nation. 24-hours a day, when an medical emergency occurs, they respond to render aid. We should all take a moment to recognize the men and women who tirelessly respond to emergencies every day.
#TBT: Because my first ambo ride was in Mercy-29.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared November 3 – 10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” This annual observance continued for four more years and was then reinstituted by ACEP in 1982. Around this time the observance of EMS Week was moved to September. In 1992 EMS Week was again moved to be the 3rd week in May. The move was made to separate EMS Week from Fire Prevention week in October. The rationale for the move was the majority of fire and EMS services felt having the two events back to back hurt the effectiveness of each program so EMS Week was moved to May.
Take a moment to thank your local EMS professionals who work tirelessly to serve your community every day.