May 15-21 is the 47th annual celebration of National EMS Week. EMS Week is a week to honor frontline heroes dedicated to providing pre-hospital emergency medicine that saves many lives every day.
This year’s theme is Rising to the Challenge. This theme is particularly meaningful as it reminds the nation that EMS professionals are faced with many challenges and continue to rise above them. Through it all, HCEMS continues to respond, support and strive for the goal of setting the standard of care.
Currently, HCEMS operates 16 ambulances strategically placed throughout Hamilton County and 160 licensed paramedics, advanced EMTs, and EMTs. This past year, HCEMS responded to 49,800 requests for emergency medical services.
“This is a special week to recognize and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of emergency medicine on the front lines,' said HCEMS Director John Miller. "It’s a thankless profession but so rewarding when you save a life."