Sunday kicks off EMS week… This year’s EMS Week theme is EMS Strong: Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow
. This theme is particularly meaningful as we see the EMS community rallying today to support the COVID-19 crisis, while still responding to the everyday emergencies that are happening in our communities.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to host the usual cookouts and other events at local hospitals. We will be highlighting the many EMS agencies in our catchment on our social media pages throughout the week. Still, now more than ever, it is important to remember that a major component of EMS Week is honoring and celebrating our EMS professionals who are supporting the health and well-being of our nation.
I'd also like to recognize the NYSDOH Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems
staff, including Director Ryan Greenberg and Deputy Director Steve Dziura, during this EMS week. The dedication of their team members to ensure the success of the EMS system as a whole does not go unnoticed and we appreciate everything they do to support us.