President Gerald Ford declared November 3 – 10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” In 1992 EMS Week was moved to be observed annually during the 3rd week in May. National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those clinicians who provide the day-to-day lifesaving, and life maintaining, services of medicine’s “front line.” EMS Week is a perfect time to honor those frontline heroes dedicated to providing emergency medicine that touches so many lives every day. We understand that the 2020 EMS Week was probably not a top priority due to the COVID-19 crisis, this year we have even more to say THANK YOU !! for to these clinicians after the challenges they have faced during the past 15 months.
Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Co. members attended the Harford County Council meeting this Tuesday and were presented with a proclamation from the Council highlighting our clinician’s efforts.
Today, Thursday May 20 is being observed as National Stop the Bleed Day. This extremely important concept is as vital to the safety and well being of you, your family, and friends as knowing CPR and AED use. Please follow the link (https://nationalstopthebleedday.org/) to find more information on learning Stop the Bleed techniques.
photo credit Jessica Blake (front row…left to right…Councilman Joe Woods, Deputy Chief Dan McKinney, FF/EMT Parker Cochran, Sgt. Hunter Bajkowski, EMT Nicholas Janczak, FF/EMT Brian Schreiber, EMS Lt. Erick Mitchell, Assistant Chief EMS Michael Kalck)