Norwalk, CT, May 10, 2016 -- “EMS: Strong: Called to Care” is the theme for EMS (Emergency Medical Services) week this year, which is May 15 through 21st. EMS Week has been designated to honor EMS professionals and improve public awareness of the contributions of EMS.
This is the thirteenth year that Norwalk Hospital EMS providers use this week and the entire month of May to extend their ongoing outreach and public awareness efforts.
Throughout the month of May, which is also National Trauma Awareness Month, Norwalk Hospital’s Paramedics and EMTs will be visiting local Norwalk Schools with the ambulance, providing tours of the ambulance and information on EMS and “911” awareness, safety and injury prevention. Lynn Ryder, paramedic and EMS supervisor, is leading this effort. According to Lynn, as a paramedic, she sees so many injuries that could have been prevented with seat belts, bicycle helmets, and other precautions. “We want to create awareness that could help prevent injuries in children, as well as in adults." This program is being provided to schools as a public service.