The Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday, May 19, will proclaim the week of May 17 – 23, 2020 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week and pay special tribute to the emergency medical services professionals for their heroism as critical to the current fight against COVID-19.
The emergency medical services system consists of first responders, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out of hospital medical care providers, educators and leadership. They provide a vital public service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In the resolution, the Board cites EMS professionals as integral to the “Chain of Survival” serving on health care’s front line, often working long hours, under difficult situations in which they frequently risk their own health and safety to care for others.
See the resolution https://bit.ly/3bN9VBL