STRATFORD, Conn. -- Stratford Emergency Medical Services will host its annual open house on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, as part of National Emergency Medical Services Week.
The American College of Emergency Physicians has designated May 15-21 as National Emergency Medical Services Week. In addition to being recognized internally, SEMS staff are being recognized this week by local hospitals and the American Heart Association. SEMS' theme is “Called to Care.”
The American College of Emergency Physicians was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared Nov. 3–10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.”
This annual observance continued for four more years and was then reinstituted by ACEP in 1982. Around this time, the observance of EMS Week was moved to September. In 1992, EMS Week was again moved to be the third week in May.
Since its inception in 1977, Stratford EMS has been charged with providing high quality Emergency Medical Service to the residents of Stratford every day of the year.
National EMS Week is a special time set aside to encourage recognition of the work that is accomplished each day by the Stratford EMS.
"Our Volunteer and Paid EMS providers work very hard providing EMS service to the Town of Stratford. I am inspired every day by their professionalism and expertise. Their commitment to and passion for Stratford is always palpable," said Director Michael Loiz.
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Stratford Emergency Medical Services is at 2712 Main St.