Right now, it’s never been more important to stand up and sing the praises of America’s Emergency Medical Services. The brave men and women - heroes all - who constitute our EMS and EMT are the frontline responders who save millions of American lives every year.
When tragedy strikes, they’re the first on the scene, ready to provide life-saving support and prevent further injury or trauma from occurring. While their actions improve so many American lives, they’re often forgotten in the louder shouts of other American institutions, but they are just as worthy.
The EMS field in our fine country boasts more than 260,000 EMTs and paramedics, but though the profession is established, many today face the challenges of staffing and budgets that put their expertise to the test, and in these hard times, they need our support more than ever.