National Emergency Medical Services Week, celebrated annually during the third week of May, is a week designed to publicize safety and honor the nation’s many dedicated EMS providers. EMS providers, both volunteer and career staff, stand ready to provide medical care to those in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The care that they provide has been shown to dramatically improve the survival and recovery rates of their patients. Providers engage in thousands of hours of training and continuing education to enhance their skills and it is appropriate to recognize the value and accomplishments of EMS providers across the country. For these reasons, the week of May 15, 2011, has been designated as Emergency Medical Services Week. The theme for the 2011 celebration is Everyday Heroes.
For the last several years, the Springfield Ambulance Corps has hosted its annual open house in conjunction with the Springfield Fire Company’s Fire Prevention Week event, which is held in October. Instead, the Corps uses the occasion of EMS Week to celebrate our members and the countless hours they volunteer to staff our ambulances, attend training and continuing education events, and work behind the scenes to assure that the day-to-day business of the Corps is completed.
Board of Directors of the Springfield Ambulance Corps thanks you, our Everyday Heroes, for everything that you do to guarantee the continued success of the Corps.