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Coppell Celebrates EMS Week May 19-25

​​The City of Coppell will celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week from May 19-25, 2019. EMS Week presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 911 emergency medical care in Coppell and throughout the United States. This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation's fire departments. 

"The fire service has a rich history of protecting the health and safety of our communities through an 'all hazards' response model that includes the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care," said Coppell Fire Chief Kevin Richardson. "Coppell's EMS providers are trained and equipped to provide our community with timely, pre-hospital 911 emergency medical response and patient care. All of our firefighters are also trained paramedics, and we respond quickly, professionally and compassionately to medical emergencies all around Coppell." 

The City of Coppell recognizes the life-saving contributions and achievements, as well as the dedication and commitment of those who serve in fire service-based EMS systems. National EMS Week is a time to pause and say "thank you" to the entire EMS Community. The Coppell Fire Department is inviting the community to celebrate with them by stopping by any of the three Fire Stations for a visit and tour. Groups can be scheduled by calling Fire Administration 972-304-3512.​

About EMS Week

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week activities. Together, NAEMT and ACEP are working to ensure that the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities are fully celebrated and recognized.

EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."