Winfield Celebrates EMS Week May 19-25 2024

The City of Winfield has proclaimed May 19-25, 2024 as Emergency Medical Services Week. In honor of the week, the service will be recognizing those first responders who provide  life-saving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"We are proud of our first responders," said Mayor Brenda Butters. "Access to quality emergency care by first responders dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury."

To celebrate the proclamation, crews have been busy meeting with local elementary schools reviewing what makes an emergency, who to call in case of an emergency and the importance of knowing your address. The students then had the exciting opportunity to climb up on the ambulance and look around. Developing these relationships today improves the success during a crisis situation.

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS professionals and the important work they do in our nation's communities. National Emergency Medical Services 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 frontline. EMS Week is presented by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Associations of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).