Ready to raise a glass to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our own? EMS, EMT, and paramedics are some of the forgotten heroes of America, and we think it’s time we thanked them for their commitment and service. We’ve been doing so with our officially licensed glassware for almost thirty years. Each of our heavyweight glasses - from pint and pilsner glasses to shooters and tankards - is printed right here in the USA.
It’s why they make such fantastic gifts for Patriotic brothers and sisters, moms and dads, EMT and EMS veterans, and those First Responders who still serve and save lives who you’d like to thank for their service. But more than this, they’re perfect for anyone who feels it’s time to stand up and be counted in your support for those who sacrifice so much for their fellow Americans every damn day of the year. Whatever the occasion - BBQs, Poker Nights, Family and Friend Get-togethers - we’ve got you covered with these superb additions to your drinks cabinet.
Whatever the tragedy or disaster, these heroes respond within seconds in our greatest hours of need, and they’ve come a long way. At the beginning of the last century, Ambulance services were run by local funeral homes, with the hearse was used to transport patients to the hospital. You can imagine, the survival rate back then wasn’t too high as the funeral home attendants had very little first aid training. Following World War II, rescue squads & ambulance services began to grow in the US, with veterans providing medical care. Still, most personnel has barely any access to much-needed equipment. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, which created the first safety standards for motor vehicles, while the television series Emergency! Showed people what life was like for an American paramedic. This was the first effort to focus on improving deficiencies in EMS systems. Emergency Medical Systems equipment today is much different from when EMS began many years ago. Ambulances now are more like mobile emergency rooms. Computers and mobile phones mean paramedics can stay in contact with doctors and nurses while working with patients. Today, EMS providers and paramedics treat nearly 20 million patients a year across America. Many of these have complex medical or traumatic conditions that need considerable knowledge, skill, and judgment. Some patients are critically injured, and the proper care can literally make the difference between life and death. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why EMS is accepted as one of the Big Three safety responders: Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services, and for itslifesaving capability.
Suppose you’re looking for our classic range of EMS glassware. In that case, you’ll love our Volunteer EMS glass set, which features the renowned symbols of the Emergency Medical Service, including the Star of Life, which represents the six main tasks executed by rescuers all through the emergency chain and the snake and staff, known as the Rod of Asclepius, named after a mythological Greek physician who was known as the god of medicine. The staff represents healing and medicine, while the skin-shedding serpent indicates renewal.