FEMA Deputy Administrator Praises EMS

Serino recognizes providers for their dedication and hard work


 
 

Targetet News Service | | Thursday, May 24, 2012


National EMS Week is this week, and is an opportunity to recognize medical personnel for their dedication and service to the community. As part of this important week, FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino praised EMS professionals nationwide, and emphasized the important role they play in their communities, especially during times of disaster.

On May 23, Serino spoke at the Alameda County Emergency Services Conference in California, where he thanked those in the EMS profession for their hard work and dedication. He recognized that medical personnel are an important part of the emergency management team, operating at the intersection of public health and public safety.

"In a time of crisis, it is the EMS professionals who are the first on the scene," said Serino. "They are the first to offer care and comfort, and they are the first to offer that immediate assistance when we are most vulnerable and hurting."

Serino previously served as the Chief of Boston EMS and the Assistant Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, and has been in the EMS community for more than 35 years.

"Over the years, I have watched how technology and new innovations have changed the EMS profession. While the tools that we use have changed over the years, one thing hasn't: the selfless commitment and dedication that EMS professionals bring to their jobs each and every day," said Serino.

"I am very proud and honored to not only be part of the EMS community, but also to salute my fellow EMS professionals for the great work they do to save lives, while sometimes putting their own lives at risk."



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