Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a vital public service. EMS teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access to this quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury.
The EMS system consists of people who provide pre-hospital emergency care, including
- First Responders
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
- Emergency Medical Dispatchers
- Police Officers
- Pre-hospital Nurses
- Emergency Nurses
- Emergency Physicians
- Trained members of the public
The members of Emergency Medical Services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.
We recognize the value and the accomplishments of Emergency Medical Services everywhere. Thank you to all EMS professionals for your lifesaving efforts and for serving as healthcare’s front line!