This week is the 45th National EMS Week in the US, and Falck’s US entities celebrate our EMS professionals all week.
EMS Week is a national initiative, instituted in 1974, which brings together local communities and medical personnel all over the country to honour the dedication of paramedics and emergency technicians who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's frontline.
Falck’s US entities in California, Colorado, Oregon, Michigan, Washington, Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Washington DC and Florida celebrate our more than 4000 EMS practitioners with bbq’s, lunches, open house events, etc., inviting local fire departments, EMT schools, hospitals, media and other partners to join.
“EMS Week is a great opportunity to celebrate our EMS professionals and interact with our close partners and local communities. It’s also a time to reflect on the importance of the work our frontline employees perform every day to save lives,” says Matt Gallagher, CEO of Falck Ambulance in the US.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared November 3–10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” This annual observance continued for four more years and was then reinstituted by ACEP in 1982.
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