National EMS Week celebrated in Muskingum County


By Christine Holmes, News Director

In recognition of National EMS Week, Genesis Community Ambulance is providing meals to first responders as a way of thanking them for their service to the community.

“They don’t get paid a lot. They take a lot of beatings. It’s just a small way to say thank you for what you do,” said Genesis Community Ambulance Marketing and Customer Service Representative Chris Farmer. “They see a lot of tragedy and death and all that, so it’s just a way to say thank you.”

National EMS Week runs May 19 through May 25.

According to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, EMS week first began in 1974 when President Gerald Ford authorize the week-long celebration of EMS practitioners for their contributions to society.

Kicking off the 45th Annual National EMS Week, Genesis Community Ambulance is hosting a cookout on Monday, followed by breakfast on Thursday.

“EMS provides a positive impact in so many lives everyday and this is our was to say thank you,” said Farmer.