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Celebrate National EMS Week and Honor Our Local Heroes!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Celebrate National EMS Week and Honor Our Local Heroes!

May 15, 2024, Inyo County, CA —- The Inyo County Health and Human Services Department and the Inyo County Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC) are proud to recognize National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, taking place May 19-25, 2024. This nationwide celebration honors the lifesaving work of EMS professionals and raises awareness about the critical role they play in the community.

This year holds a special significance as it marks the 50th anniversary of EMS Week. The theme, “Honoring Our Past. Forging Our Future,” reflects on the dedication of those who built the foundation of EMS and seeks to inspire the continual improve the system for generations to come. Over the past five decades, EMS has made tremendous progress in pre-hospital care, data collection, emergency management, and community-based healthcare. Today, EMS systems stand ready to respond to any emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing essential care before arriving at the hospital, and even in instances where hospitalization may not be necessary.

Inyo County’s dedicated EMS personnel – many of whom are volunteers – are a vital part of the community’s safety net. They respond with skill and compassion to a wide range of emergencies, providing life-saving interventions and ensuring residents receive the care they need.

Join Inyo County HHS and the EMCC this week in showing their appreciation to the incredible men and women of Inyo County’s EMS teams! Take a moment to thank an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or paramedic for their service, and consider attending a local EMS Week event:

  • 12 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2024, Sierra Life Flight Bishop Base Hangar, 703 Airport Rd.
  • 12 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2024, Sierra Life Flight Mammoth Lakes Base Hangar, 1300 Airport Rd.

Anyone interested in becoming an EMT, or to find out how to support local EMS or fire departments can contact a local volunteer fire department or Sierra Life Flight.

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