MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department kicks off the 40th annual EMS Week starting May 19th with opportunities for our media partners to join us for a shift with our paramedics. This year's theme is "EMS: One Mission. One Team."
The extraordinary response by first responders to the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the devastation of tornado's in Moore, Oklahoma illustrated what is best about EMS professionals and their commitment to saving lives. This year’s theme of “One Mission – One Team” was never more evident in the response demonstrated by EMS personnel on these high-profile incidents. The EMS theme also resounds on the local level as well with previous incidents that include 3 Fire Fighter/Medics risking their own lives to enter a hazardous area to help save the life of a man trapped in a mulch dye machine or when medics knew what to do upon arriving on the scene of a child birth with a prolapsed cord. These are just two examples of the extraordinary care provided by Prince George’s County Paramedics that help to enable patients to leave the hospital alive and well. This type of care in a pre-hospital environment occurs on a regular basis and accounts for countless lives being saved.