National EMS Week

They are some of the first to respond in moments of crisis.

Whether its a fire, car crash or shooting. EMS are there to help save lives on a daily basis.

Those selfless men and women get a week dedicated to them. This week is the 42nd Anniversary of National EMS Week.

The theme for EMS Week 2016 is "EMS Strong: Called to Care."

North Carolina Office of EMS Chief Tom Mitchell stated that “EMS is a necessary service that is vital to our community and to the nation; what we do is important! This week is an opportunity for the public to recognize and honor everyone who responds, every day, to calls for help. This week should be used to reinforce to the public that we are the healthcare safety net for all. We are there 24/7, 365 days a year for every person in need. We come to them, on their terms, meet them as they are and give them the best we have to offer”. 

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