#GMVEMSC: FW: 2020 National EMS Week

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Ohio Emergency Medical Services

Robert L. Wagoner, Interim Executive Director




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May 17-23 commemorates National EMS Week, bringing together local communities and emergency medical personnel to promote safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services on medicine's "front line."

While the Division of EMS and the Ohio Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians had to make the difficult decision to postpone the 20th Ohio EMS Star of Life Awards celebration until further notice, we do want to highlight the heroic, lifesaving work of our frontline emergency personnel throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The theme "EMS STRONG…" exemplifies the commitment and dedication of the 750,000 EMS providers nationwide and the more than 41,000 in Ohio who provide an essential community service every day.

This theme is even more evident when witnessing the sacrifices that Ohio’s first responders and emergency medical personnel have made during the nation’s fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The service provided by EMS personnel is essential to our lives and plays a critical role in delivering vital emergency services to all Ohioans.  We want to thank them for the daily sacrifices they make 24/7/365 to improve the level of care for Ohioans.  We are in this together, Ohio!



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