Welcome to EMS Week 2016!
May 15, 2016
The Metropolitan Boston EMS Council would like to wish everyone a happy EMS Week. This year EMS Week is being celebrated across the nation the week of May 15-21. This is a special time to acknowledge and thank all the emergency service personnel who provide lifesaving care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We want to take this opportunity to recognize the exceptional service and care you provide year-round to the residents in the local area. EMS Week brings to light the significant contributions made 24/7 by highly trained members of the EMS community who have the awesome responsibility of caring for their patients with DIGNITY and RESPECT in times of crisis without anticipation of reward or recognition of their efforts.” – Chief Rosario Terranova, New York Fire Department – EMS Division Commander.
Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re CALLED TO CARE.
So we ask that everybody please take a moment to recognize those EMS providers around you during this special week. As your Regional EMS Council, please know that we are pleased to serve as a resource to you and to work closely with you in coordinating and improving overall Emergency Medical Services in the Region. When we all work together we truly are “EMS STRONG.” Thank you for all your continuing support and cooperation!
Please check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed for links and information about national and local EMS Week information. In addition check with your local EMS provider or hospital for EMS Week events around your area.
Derrick Congdon, M.S., NREMT-P