EMS Week Proclaimed in Arkansas


Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed May 17-23 as Emergency Services week.

In his proclamation, Hutchinson stated “WHEREAS: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a vital public service an members of emergency services medical teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and WHEREAS: Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and WHEREAS: The emergency medical services team consists of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, first responders, educators, administrators, and others; and WHEREAS: The members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and WHEREAS: It is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services week; and WHEREAS: This year’s theme “EMS Strong: Stronger Together,” is a reminder of the deep commitment of emergency medical services team members to answer the call of a career that demands passion, purpose, and heart, and honors those who wear the uniform day in and day out; NOW THEREFORE, I, ASA HUTCHINSON, Governor of the State of Arkansas by virtue and authority vested in my by the laws of the State of Arkansas, do hereby proclaim May 17th May 23rd 2020 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Arkansas across the state and I urge all citizens to observe this month and week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities…”

It is to these special and unique individual professionals that we celebrate and thank for their time and service to us when the greatest need arises.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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