EMS Week 2021 Kicks Off

Ambulances from FEMA arrived at Camp Ripley Nov. 20, to help hospitals transfer patients to other medical facilities.
Ambulances from FEMA arrived at Camp Ripley Nov. 20, to help hospitals transfer patients to other medical facilities. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Mahsima Alkamooneh)

Today kicks off National EMS Week and this year’s theme is “This Is EMS: Caring for Our Communities.”

EMS Week is a time to thank paramedics, EMTs and the EMS workforce for their service and sacrifices. It’s also serves as an opportunity for EMS raise public awareness about the role of EMS in the community.

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians for the annual event, which was authorized in 1974 by President Gerald Ford.

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Each day of EMS Week has a theme.

Monday – EMS Education Day

Tuesday – Safety Tuesday

Wednesday – EMS for Children Day

Thursday – Save-A-Life Day (CPR & Stop the Bleed)

Friday – EMS Recognition Day

For more information, visit EMS Strong.

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