Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2022-05-14 18:45:30 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — The lights of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be lit in orange and blue on Sunday to celebrate the emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners and their important work.
2022 is the 48th EMS Week, and this year’s theme is “Rising to the Challenge”.
President Gerald Ford approved the annual EMS Week celebration in 1974.
EMS Week brings together communities and healthcare professionals to celebrate the dedication of those at the forefront of life-saving medical services.
“We have one of the busiest EMS departments in the country. Our staff responds to thousands of emergency medical cases each year,” said William Swan. “We pay tribute to all the NFD firefighters who have sworn, not just the staff working in the EMS operations department. All of our firefighters are paramedics, and many are paramedics.”
In the same year that the celebration was declared, the Nashville Fire Department (NFD) started the EMS department and deployed 11 ambulances for transportation. In 1983, we started training firefighters with firefighters as paramedics.
Since then, firefighters have been able to respond to medical calls.
Currently, there are 28 ambulances in this sector, with all engines, ladder companies, and ambulances available for emergency medical care, providing comprehensive service to Davidson County residents and visitors.
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