Honoring Emergency Medical Services Professionals
It’s National EMS Week, and we are proud to honor valiant emergency services personnel everywhere.
More than 1,000,000 career and volunteer EMS professionals dedicate their days and nights to providing lifesaving services on medicine’s front lines. Working together toward a common goal of care, the EMS network drastically improves the survival and recovery for 25-30 million Americans who suffer sudden illness or injury each year.
What Is EMS?
A system of coordinated response and emergency medical care, the EMS network provides medical assistance from primary response to definitive care, and generally begins with a 911 call for help.
Who Are EMS Professionals?
Dispatchers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, nurses, physicians, and others trained in rescue, stabilization, transport and advanced treatment of traumatic or medical emergencies.
These highly-skilled professionals are unique in that many provide medical care outside of hospitals at injury scenes or in air/ground transport environments where time is of the essence and quick thinking is critical.
To hone their skills, EMS team members participate in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education. They are always prepared for rapid emergency response.
We Say Thank You!
National EMS Week reminds us of the tremendous value and accomplishments of EMS personnel and the role they play every day in our nation’s health and well-being.
Angel MedFlight would like to extend a special thank you to our own critical care flight nurses and paramedics, registered nurses and physicians for the incredible commitment to care you show on a daily basis. Because of your dedication and skill, we are fortunate to impact thousands of lives each year.