National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “frontline.”
This year marks the 40TH time the people of the United States have come together to celebrate the EMS profession — especially the EMTs and paramedics who provide the backbone of prehospital care in this nation.The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared November 3 – 10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” This annual observance continued for four more years and was then reinstituted by ACEP in 1982.
The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, Inc. (Muddy Angels) honors Emergency Medical Services personnel by organizing and implementing LONG-DISTANCE CYCLING EVENTS that memorialize and celebrate the lives of those who serve every day, those who have become sick or injured while performing their duties, and those who have died in the line of duty. The vision of the NEMSMBR is to see recognition of EMS as a profession, a reduction in debilitating injuries and LODD in EMS, and a national EMS accountability system. It is our hope that these events will focus attention on the accomplishments of all
EMS personnel, and educate the community at large about the need for improved safety standards, injury prevention, disability tracking and death benefits for EMS personnel and their families. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck and Thanks to Barrington EMS Chief, Tony Maggio who is participating in this years East Coast leg from Boston to Washington D.C.