2019 EMS Week
During National EMS Week this year (May 19-25), there will be a new statewide initiative called “EMS on Tour.” This statewide community outreach opportunity will provide your EMS agency with a perfect platform to educate your community about your lifesaving services – and maybe even engage some new recruits.
We encourage your agency to participate in “EMS on Tour” from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 by bringing your rigs and other equipment to a popular public place, such as a park, shopping center or local event venue. Interact with as many community members as possible.
“EMS on Tour” will give agencies an opportunity to educate the people you serve about the capabilities and importance of local EMS and the capabilities of your services and personnel. It’ll also allow you to show off the lifesaving EMS equipment you carry in the ambulance and other transport vehicles.
You can also get hands-on within your community and provide valuable trainings. While you’re stationed in a public place, have personnel on hand to teach lifesaving techniques like CPR and/or Stop the Bleed. You can also teach citizens how best to help EMS providers when they arrive to help out a family member.
Here we’ve provided a list of things your EMS agency will need to prepare to get the most out of your “EMS on Tour” activities. We’ve also compiled some guidance on how to engage the community through social media and traditional media sources.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
Donna Kahm, SPHR
President & CEO
Southern Tier Health Care System Inc.
150 North Union Street
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: (716) 372-0614
Click here to download the "2019 EMS Week Planning Guide".
Click here to download sample social media images for your agency's use.