45th Annual EMS Week

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May 19-25, 2019 is the 45th Annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week | Theme is "EMS Strong -- Beyond The Call"

Stayton Fire District's firefighters are also licensed EMS Providers and will be out in the community for their "EMS Night Out" this Thursday evening, May 23rd from about 7:30-9:00 at Roth's IGA, Safeway and the main station at 1988 W Ida St. The District vehicles and personnel will be from the Stayton, Mehema, Elkhorn, and Marion fire stations. Our purpose is to meet the public, answer questions, display our emergency vehicles & equipment, provide life-saving information such as recognizing a stroke and teaching on-the-spot "Hands-Only" CPR and offer recruitment information to anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter and/or EMR (Emergency Medical Responder). There will be giveaways for the kids as well.
First authorized by President Gerald Ford in 1974, EMS Week celebrates EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our community. EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), is proud to announce this year’s EMS STRONG campaign theme: BEYOND THE CALL. The annual EMS STRONG campaign provides opportunities to recognize the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community, enhance and strengthen the profession on a national level and expand and celebrate National EMS Week, May 19-25, 2019. 

The care that EMS professionals provide in their communities is much broader than traditional emergent first response and transport. EMS is providing emergent, urgent and preventive care to patients as an integrated component of their community’s healthcare system,” explains NAEMT President Matt Zavadsky. “EMTs and paramedics provide an expanded menu of services including injury and illness prevention training, and CPR and bleeding control training. This year’s EMS Week theme, Beyond the Call, truly reflects our evolving role as healthcare providers beyond the 911 response.”


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