Thursday, May 23, 2024

EMS Celebration - History of EMS Week

President Gerald Ford established the first National Emergency Medical Services Week in 1974, and since then it has been celebrated on the third week of May every year. 

The goal of EMS Week was to raise awareness and pay tribute to the crucial work EMS professional do, often times risking their own safety and well-being in the pursuit to provide care to others. 

As it has evolved, we now celebrate it with various events that honor the achievements of EMS professionals, highlight the importance of EMS in healthcare, and advocate for the challenges and issues faced by the EMS community.

For the full article follow the link below:

Further Reading:

Woodyard, D.R. (2023) EMS in the United States: Fragmented Past, Future of Opportunity. Colorado: Donnie Woodyard

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