This year’s theme, “This is EMS: Caring for Our Communities” recognizes the commitment that emergency medical personnel make to the communities they serve. Over the last year, the pandemic has given people a small glimpse of the vital role of EMS professionals. The sacrifice and dedication of EMTs, paramedics, and other EMS practitioners has rightfully earned them admiration and gratitude in their communities. The faces behind the masks are the people who, every day, take on many crucial roles: Healthcare professional, Emergency Manager, Social Worker, Crisis Counselor, Consoler, Caregiver.
“This year more than ever we appreciate not only the critical emergency medical care our paramedics provide, but we also recognize their commitment to our citizens health and safety and the exceptional care they provided this last year administering COVID-19 vaccines to our community.” Truly a model of “Caring for Our Communities,” said Fire Chief Ryan Sommers.
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD) will be celebrating National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week at the Incline Elementary School and Lake Tahoe School next week conducting ambulance tours with the students, educating them about the Emergency Medical System, how to recognize a medical emergency, the importance of calling 911, as well as safety and prevention tips.
Celebrated nationally during the third week of May, this special week acknowledges the outstanding services performed by our first responders nationwide. This 46th annual event brings together local communities and medical personnel to bring safety to the forefront and honor those that serve on the front line, providing day to day life-saving services for those in need.
For more information on Emergency Medical Services Week, please visit www.emsstrong.org.