Exclusives
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

HOOSIERS TO RECOGNIZE DEDICATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

INDIANAPOLIS - To focus Hoosiers' attention on the commitment emergency medical personnel make to the communities they serve, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is joining national, regional, state and local organizations to support EMS providers.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has proclaimed the week of May 20-26, 2012 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week to recognize the countless lives saved by quality early medical treatment from the men and women of the emergency medical services community. This year's theme is "EMS: More Than a Job: A Calling."

"EMS week brings together local communities and medical personnel to promote safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's front line," said IDHS Chief of Staff Mike Garvey. "It also provides an opportunity for individuals and families to reinforce safety precautions like wearing bike helmets." Garvey is an EMS professional with more than 30 years of experience.

The EMS system in Indiana is regulated by the state EMS Commission, a governor-appointed board whose policies and procedures are supported by IDHS. IDHS provides training and credentials to all first responders throughout the state, and certifies training institutions and all emergency medical transports. Regular inspections are conducted to ensure that all required medical equipment on those transport vehicles is present and properly maintained.

Emergency care personnel, including emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators and administrators, engage in many hours of specialized training to improve their lifesaving skills. Members of emergency medical services teams are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to the needs of their communities, greatly improving the survival rate and recovery of those who experience sudden illness or severe injury.

For more information about Emergency Medical Services and tips on how you can help emergency care personnel, visit www.in.gov/dhs/3177.htm<http://www.in.gov/dhs/3177.htm>.

For general safety and disaster preparedness information, visit www.GetPrepared.in.gov<http://www.GetPrepared.in.gov>.

 

IDHS: Leadership for a Safe and Secure Indiana ###


Media Contact: John Erickson or Emily Norcross (317) 234-6713, pio@dhs.in.gov<mailto:pio@dhs.in.gov>
Follow www.twitter.com/IDHS<http://www.twitter.com/IDHS>

RELATED ARTICLES

HGH EMS Rescue Says Burning Man 'Lessons' Will Be Invaluable Moving Forward

HGH EMS Rescue issues a statement after being notified that their four-year contract providing medical care at the annual counter-culture festival has been t...

Richmond Ambulance Authority Receives American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

AHA honors Richmond Ambulance Authority for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Onspot Announces the Addition of an Eastern Canada Regional Manager

Daniel replaces Pat Freyer who has covered this region for the past 26 years. Pat will continue on with Onspot as President and CEO.

EMS Compass Initiative Looks to Community for Input

EMS Compass brings together many of the nation’s leading minds in EMS, healthcare and performance improvement, including the expertise of the Institute for H...

FLIR Adds New Member to Family of FSX-enabled Firefighting Cameras

The K45 with FSX presents accurate thermal images on a bright, large 4” LCD display, allowing firefighters to navigate safely and make accurate decisions whe...

Drager Joins Forces with Code 3 for a Cure to Address Firefighter Cancer

The two organizations formally announced their alliance at FDIC International, the world’s largest firefighter training conference in the United States, held...

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers