Emergency Medical Services Week
May 15-21, 2016
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is a national program to recognize the men and women that provide emergency medical services and raise awareness for the key role EMS professionals play in keeping their community healthy. The sooner that critical medical care is provided to the victim of cardiac arrest, stroke or trauma, the better their chance of surviving and returning to their family, their community and their career.
During EMS Week, the Henderson Fire Department will honor their EMS professionals that respond to more than 20,000 emergency medical calls every year. Henderson firefighters are cross-trained to provide emergency medical services and work in a team-based approach when providing critical care. Crews engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education that has resulted in Henderson leading the country in cardiac arrest survivability…double the national average.