National EMS Week is May 20-26th, 2012.
On May 13, 2011, President Barack Obama announced a Presidential Proclamation, Emergency Medical Services Week.
President Obama recognizes that emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and first responders serve on the front lines of our health care and public health system. He also recognizes that our Nations EMS system represents the American spirit at its best, with many ambulances in the United States partially or fully staffed by volunteers. Volunteers devote countless hours in keeping our communities safe.
During EMS Week, President Obama recognizes the importance of ensuring our Nation’s children have full access to high quality EMS care. He also recognizes that EMS agencies are an integral part of our Nation’s health security strategy, and they help to build community resilience by strengthening all aspects of the emergency response system. This diverse group of dedicated Americans provides crucial pre-hospital medical care to fellow citizens when they need it most. During EMS Week, President Obama asks that we take time to recognize the inspiring contributions of our Nation’s EMS practitioners and honor their dedication to serving their country and fellow citizens. President Obama encourages all Americans to observe this occasion by sharing their support with their local EMS providers and taking steps to improve their personal safety and preparedness.
In Prince George’s County, Maryland, we recognize that each day, people in the Laurel Area rely on emergency medical services (EMS) systems to help them in their hour of greatest need. The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department is planning an EMS Open House at 7411 Cherry Lane, Laurel, Maryland 20707, for Saturday, May 26, 2012, from 1pm until 4pm. In our community, committee member Art Staub is going to be our lead member for this event. Art has some really great ideas to share with the public and our family & friends on some of the skillful ways our dedicated volunteer members provide Emergency Medical Services to those who live, work, or travel through the Laurel area. For further questions or concerns, please contact Art Staub at (301) 776-3600