National EMS Week
In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. EMS practitioners safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities and provide day-to-day lifesaving emergency treatment services of medicine's front-line. They work around the clock to make sure that emergency medical care is available quickly.
Mayor Bill Hastings proclaimed May 17-23, 2020 as National EMS Week in Katy and ask that the community joins us in saluting EMS practitioners for being ready every day and for preparing for tomorrow and the many tomorrows to follow.
We additionally want to thank the EMS professionals on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. EMS is providing emergent, urgent and preventive care to patients as an integrated component to our community's healthcare system. For many in EMS, the sense of responsibility to care for the community doesn’t end when the shift does. EMS means more than dedication to duty and lifesaving patient care. EMS is also community care that takes time, energy and heart.
Click here to read the full National EMS Week - May 17-23, 2020 proclamation.
For more information regarding Nation EMS week, visit www.naemt.org.