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Posted on: May 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Schertz EMS is rising to the Challenge

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May 15-21, 2022, is the 47th annual National Emergency Medical Services Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. This year's theme is "EMS: Rising to the Challenge". National EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line." EMS Week is the perfect time to recognize our EMS staff, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics for all that they do for our City and surrounding areas. 

In the past two years, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Schertz EMS was not able to make in-person visits to various schools and organizations during EMS Week to educate and interact with the public. However, Schertz EMS rose to the challenge and shifted their focus to assisting the community with COVID testing and vaccinations. Currently, Schertz EMS continues to educate the community with several different health courses including CPR & First Aid, Stop the Bleed, and Babysitting classes. Click here for more information on Community Health Courses. 

Join us in thanking our Schertz EMS personnel for caring for our community, and make sure to follow Schertz Emergency Medical Services on Facebook to keep up with all they have going on! 

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