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NATIONAL EMS WEEK 2022: MAY 15-21, 2022
National EMS Week 2022: May 15 – 21, 2022
Please join us in recognizing Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals during EMS Week: May 15-21, 2022. “In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s frontline.”
All of Spokane Valley Fire Department’s (SVFD’s) firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), with approximately 25% trained as advanced life support (ALS) providers, paramedics. Our firefighters participate in continuing education throughout the year to enhance their EMS skills and to maintain their certifications. Over 80% of SVFD’s responses are for medical assistance. In 2021, SVFD responded to 15,021 EMS incidents and medical responses continue to increase every year. Because of this, SVFD now fields two Alternate Response Units (ARUs) as an additional way to bring emergency medical care to our citizens.
Thank you to our Spokane Valley Fire Department EMS providers as well as the EMS providers in all fire departments, transport agencies, dispatch centers, and elsewhere!
- Julie Happy