LAFD Announces Observance Of National Emergency Medical Services Week May 21-27

Los Alamos Fire Department EMS Division Chief Christopher Bartlett, right, accepts a proclamation from County Councilor Melanee Hand declaring May 21-27 Emergency Medical Services Week in Los Alamos County. Photo Courtesy LAC


Los Alamos Fire Department proudly announces the upcoming observance of National EMS Week “Where Emergency Care Begins”. National EMS week takes place May 21 through May 27, 2023. This annual event recognizes the extraordinary dedication and lifesaving efforts of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals who are at the forefront of providing critical care in our communities.

During EMS Week LAFD will pay tribute to the remarkable men and women who serve as care providers in emergencies, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMT’s), and other first responders who provide vital emergency medical care and transportation to those in need. These professionals strive to ensure that the community of Los Alamos receive immediate medical attention when every second counts.

“2023 EMS Week: Where Emergency Care Begins” emphasizes the fundamental role played by EMS professionals in the early stages of medical emergencies. They are the first point of contact, providing essential medical care, stabilizing patients, and facilitating their safe transport to hospitals for further treatment. Their skill, expertise, and compassion significantly impact the outcomes and survival rates of individuals in crisis.

This year’s observance aims to raise awareness of EMS professionals in our communities and highlights their dedication. It serves as a reminder to the public to recognize and appreciate the valuable contributions made by these individuals who serve as the front line of emergency care. EMS Division Chief Christopher Bartlett expressed pride in our EMS professionals, who provide advanced-level lifesaving care to our patients in their time of need.

“LAFD would like to take a moment to honor and extend gratitude to our EMS providers for their commitment and service to the community of Los Alamos,” he said.