Celebrated nationally during the third week of May, this special week acknowledges the outstanding services performed by our first responders nationwide. This 47th 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.
This year’s theme, “Rising to the Challenge” recognizes our first responders who provide emergency medical services in our communities across the country. Whether in populated cities, small villages or less populated rural areas, these individuals answer the 911 call no matter what or where the circumstances.
“As we are all well aware, these past few years have added an additional level of care and concern with COVID-19 and our personnel have taken every measure to provide for our citizens health, safety and well-being” said Fire Chief Ryan Sommers.
The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD) will be celebrating National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week at the Incline Elementary School over the next few weeks 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.
For more information on Emergency Medical Services Week, please visit www.emsstrong.org.