Today is Sunday, May 19, 2019; the first day of EMS Week 2019! This year’s theme of “EMS Strong: Beyond the Call” couldn’t be more true for the men and women of Hennepin EMS. This year we honor our 125 years of service, and with that commemoration comes celebration of our successes and advancements, and reflection on our losses. This week we will honor the four men who have perished in the Line of Duty while serving their community; but, we will also appreciate and celebrate the team who goes ‘Beyond the Call,’ transforming the health of our community – exceptional care, without exception. Here is an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation on EMS Week 2019:
“Proclamation on Emergency Medical Services Week, 2019
During Emergency Medical Services Week, we pay tribute to our Nation’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, whose selfless dedication and extraordinary efforts help save countless lives each day. As the first link to emergency medical care, EMS personnel are a critical component of our healthcare system. Day or night, faithful EMS first responders — many of whom are volunteers — intensively prepare for and stand at the ready to help their fellow Americans through chaotic and distressing situations…
…NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 19 through May 25, 2019, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by showing their support for local EMS professionals through appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
seventeenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.
View the full Presidential Proclamation here: