May 17 – 23 Proclaimed Emergency Medical Services Week

May 17 – 23, 2020 has been proclaimed Emergency Medical Services Week in Johnston County by the Johnston County Board of Commissioners.

EMS Teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate to those who experience illness or injury. According to the proclamation, EMS personnel, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.

There are approximately 250 EMS personnel in Johnston County including those who work for Johnston County EMS, 50-210 EMS and Four Oaks EMS.

“As we celebrate EMS Week this year, the theme ‘Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow’ could not be more meaningful as we work together to support those effected by the nationwide pandemic and continue to respond to the everyday emergencies in our communities.  We are proud of those who serve the Johnston County EMS System, including our 911 dispatchers, first responders, EMTs and Paramedics.  Their commitment, dedication and bravery during the recent weeks speaks to their character and willingness to serve others, not just this week, but every day of the year,” said Josh Holloman, Deputy Director of Johnston County Emergency Services.

Commissioners hope by proclaiming May 17 – 23 as Emergency Medical Services Week, the public will recognize the importance of our EMS providers.