National EMS Week Is May 15-21

Thursday, May 12, 2022

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."

 


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Living Well

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Breaking News

Person Dies In Submerged Car On Possum Creek Boat Ramp

A person died in a submerged vehicle on the Possum Creek Boat Ramp Saturday evening. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the boat ramp on Lee Pike at 8 p.m. on a call of a submerged vehicle. When they arrived, they found the vehicle still had a person inside. Members of the Sheriff’s Underwater Recovery Team made contact with the occupant and were able to remove ... (click for more)

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Opinion

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What comes to mind when I hear the outcry of sore losers in a mayoral race in Hamilton County in 2022? What comes to my mind is we have had elected officials in this county dating back years who were applauded for being able to bring Republicans and Democrats together in a race for mayor, sheriff, commissioner, council person, Senator, or State Representative. So why now does ... (click for more)

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