Emergency Medical Service professionals are an imperative part of our society, as most of you reading this know. That is why we celebrate National EMS Week. From May 21 to May 27, EMS providers are recognized for their day-to-day civic duties as well as sometimeslife-saving efforts. While you may think they should be honored everyday, it wasn’t always the case in American history. In fact, the modern American EMS field is only about five decades old.
Highway driving was new in the 1950s, and unfortunately, accidental injuries and preventable deaths due to inadequate care after car accidents also became all too familiar. Doctors were required to pull double duty, and it overextended them, creating the push for new types of medical personnel that were needed to step in to take over these cases. There was no choice […]