Wednesday, May 20, 2009 – This week is National EMS Week, a special week to honor the men and women who provide pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the country. To raise greater public awareness about these dedicated first responders, the Fire Service Based EMS Advocates issued a press release that we wantto share with each of you
For the past two years, we have worked together to educate elected leaders and the public alike on the important role fire service-based EMS provides in the continuum of pre-hospital emergency medical care. Steering committee members have conducted presentations at major conferences and published articles in various first responder journals, focusing on the role of fire service-based emergency services personnel, to clarify who responds first when a 9-1-1 call is placed.
Denny Compton and Steve Austin, Co-Chairs of the Coalition are encouraging fire based EMS agencies to become Advocates Becoming a member requires little time and effort. All you need to do is support the mission statement of the coalition and write a letter seeking membership. The details are located on the Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates website (www.fireserviceems.com).
If you have not joined, please consider taking a few minutes to become a member and send a message to our elected officials of your strong support for fire service-based EMS.
Many thanks from the Advocates For Fire Service Based EMS