The 40th observance of Emergency Medical Services Week is this week.
EMS week serves as a recognition to all the dedicated people within the profession and aims to increase awareness about what local EMS services have to offer. Officials aim to help promote the efforts of EMS services within the community, educate the public on safety and health-related topics and provide information on new EMS procedure and equipment.
Over 24,000 EMS personnel work in Indiana and the state also has over 100 EMS training institutions with over 700 EMS providers.
The observation of Emergency Medical Services Week ends Saturday, May 24.