Emergency Medical Services Week
5/19/23 @ 9:10 a.m.- At the Wednesday, May 17th meeting, the Board approved Resolution No. 2023-109 proclaiming the week of May 21-May 27, 2023, as "Emergency Medical Services Week" in Nassau County, Florida. EMS week was authorized by President Gerald Ford in 1974 to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. 2023 is the 49th year that EMS week has been recognized nationally.
This year's theme is "EMS: Where Emergency Care Begins". Emergency medical services has grown to fill a gap by providing important, out of hospital care, including preventatives medicine, follow-up care, and access to telemedicine. The emergency medical care system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public and other out of hospital medical care providers.
The Board of County Commissioners commends all emergency medical service workers in Nassau County and extends their gratitude to them for all they do to care for Nassau County's residents.
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