KNOXVILLE (May 21, 2013) - Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero presented a joint proclamation declaring May 19-25 “EMS Week” in Knoxville and Knox County at the City-County Building to honor EMTs, paramedics and first responders on May 21.
Rural/Metro EMTs, paramedics and firefighter first responders, Knoxville Fire Department first responders and Knoxville Rescue Squad representatives were at the ceremony to accept the proclamation from the mayor.
National EMS Week was established in 1974 by the American College of Emergency Physicians to show its appreciation for those who provide safe and efficient pre-hospital care in emergencies. The theme of this year’s event, “One Mission. One Team.,” explains the importance of the relationship between all emergency medical service providers, from physicians and nurses to EMTs, firefighters and paramedics.
“We are proud to serve Knoxville and Knox County and are grateful to both Mayor Rogero and Mayor Burchett for honoring the men and women on the frontlines of protecting this community,” said Rural/Metro Fire Chief Jerry Harnish, who represented Rural/Metro’s firefighter first responders at the ceremony.