National Emergency Medical Services Week Is May 18-24

Friday, May 16, 2014

During National Emergency Medical Services Week, the tremendous role that EMS personnel make to improve health in communities across the nation is recognized.

Officials said, "Hamilton County EMS personnel continue to be committed to delivering emergency medical care in the Chattanooga/Hamilton County area. They strive for seamless care, from the field to the hospital emergency department or trauma center. Their commitment to ensuring that patients receive the best medical care available, anytime and anywhere, is instrumental to advancing the health, safety, and well-being of the residents. HCEMS is an essential part of building a resilient health care system that functions efficiently and effectively every day and is capable of responding to disasters and public health emergencies."

Their efforts at the federal level are all aimed at supporting the men and women on the front lines of the health care system—the EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, nurses, physicians and supervisors who come together to provide the best possible care when personal, community, or national tragedy strikes.

Special days to remember:

Monday - EMS Week Bass Tournament (7a.m. to 4 p.m.) at Chester Frost Park

Thursday - HCEMS Annual Awards Banquet (6:00-9:00 p.m.) at The Chattanooga Choo-Choo.


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