From May 20-26, people across America are celebrating EMS workers, for the 44th annual, "National EMS Week."
It’s #NationalEMSWeek! Tradition dates back to 1974 when Gerald R. Ford was president. Here all morning at TFD Station 9 with some Tucson Fire EMTs and Paramedics. Thank you for the great work you do! @kgun9 pic.twitter.com/jOS22c1Qvt
— Max Darrow (@MaxDarrowTV) May 23, 2018
The tradition dates back to 1974, when President Gerald R. Ford authorized the week for people to celebrate and honor the professionals for the important work they do in the communities.
— AZ Dept. of Health (@AZDHS) May 20, 2018
In New York City, FDNY ceremonially lit up the Empire State Building yellow, white, and blue, with a red and white halo, as a way to honor the city's EMS workers.
The chronic stressful situations that EMS professionals face often lead to post-traumatic stress, acute and cumulative stress, depression, anxiety, and suicide. Prevention saves lives. Be Resilient! https://t.co/KnOqolAzqn pic.twitter.com/0ORW8icRtu
— AZ Dept. of Health (@AZDHS) May 23, 2018
KGUN9's Max Darrow will be riding along with firefighters and paramedics from the Tucson Fire Department all morning. Tune into Good Morning Tucson from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., and Morning Break from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. to catch his live reports.