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 brings the EMS community together and acknowledges the accomplishments of EMTs and paramedics while building awareness of their important role in the communities where they live and work.
Six of the days of EMS Week center around a specific theme and first responder organizations are encouraged to plan activities and events around these themes in their communities:
- Sunday, May 21: Health, Wellness, and Resilience Day
- Monday, May 22: EMS Education Day
- Tuesday, May 23: EMS Safety Day
- Wednesday, May 24: EMS for Children's Day
- Thursday, May 25: Save-A-Life Day (CPR & National Stop the Bleed Day)
- Friday, May 26: EMS Recognition Day
Schertz EMS continues to educate the community with several different health courses including CPR & First Aid, Stop the Bleed, and Babysitting classes. This year Schertz EMS also launched the Yellow Dot Program which is a new initiative that assists in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic crash when someone may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Learn more about these programs at Schertz.com/communityhealth.
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!