The theme of the 45th annual National EMS Week, running from May 19 through 25, is Beyond the Call. EMS is about excellent patient care, but it is also about much more. There is so much that happens beyond the sacrifice and care of responding to calls for help. Volunteering in their spare time, organizing innovative community programs, or even helping a patient’s family during an emergency – EMS professionals so often go beyond the call of duty. This week gives us the opportunity to celebrate EMS and all that its practitioners do for our country.

Our employees are the lifeblood of our organization, and we would not be who we are today without the dedication and care of our EMS professionals.

Thank you for everything you do every day. Your work is forever needed and appreciated.