Charlotte, NC, May 23, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Dealmed Medical Supplies invites all public communities to take time to acknowledge and honor the men and women who work in emergency medical response services, EMS.
“The national EMS system began officially back in 1974 when then President Gerald Ford signed the Emergency Medical Services Systems (EMSS) Act of 1973,” said Morty Bistritzky, spokesperson with Dealmed Medical Supplies. “The first Emergency Medical Services Week was proclaimed in 1974 by President Ford.”
EMS Week always falls on the third full week of the month of May. In 2012, EMS Week is celebrated May 20-26, 2012. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, is designated as EMS for Children Day, a day when EMS services are encouraged to promote safety activities and information for children in each local community.
“The overall goals of EMS Week are to bring together EMS workers, medical personnel and community members to publicize safety, educate the public about the local EMS system, and to honor the dedication of those who provide daily lifesaving services on our community’s front lines,” says Bistritzky.
While EMS providers are encouraged to focus their activities on EMS Week itself, the lessons of safety and appreciation can be applied every day.
The three primary goals of EMS Week are:
1. To promote the local EMS service within each local community;
2. To educate the public on safety and health-related topics; and,
3. To provide information on new EMS clinical procedures or equipment to EMS service providers.
“The theme for 2012 is EMS: More Than A Job. A Calling,” adds Bistritzky. “The theme generally reflects the overall idea that EMS professionals did not choose this particular career for big salaries, comfortable working conditions, or real 9-to-5 hours, because they chose this career because they had a true calling to help and care for others in their critical time of need.”
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