EMS Week

In a city as bustling as New York, opportunities for emergency situations abound. It takes a coordinated effort amongst many trained individuals to help mitigate any danger and keep New Yorkers safe.

MEA thanks these heroes during National EMS Week (May 19-25). Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, EMS Week champions the life-saving work that emergency medical services professionals do every day. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past. Forging Our Future.”

Several City agencies work together to coordinate care in times of emergency. The FDNY, responsible for protecting New Yorkers from various threats to safety, also manages the Bureau of EMS, which handles the invaluable on-scene emergency medical services in the city. This bureau is the result of a 1996 merger that combined the fire department with the existing emergency medical services of NYC Health + Hospitals.

At the hospital, the emergency room staff at the various locations across the NYC Health + Hospitals system – the largest municipal healthcare system in the country – perform essential work each day and play a pivotal role in New York’s ability to navigate all manor of crises.

NYC Emergency Management helps to avoid and lessen disaster by informing New Yorkers about potential emergency situations and providing educational resources to help with both prevention and recovery. Be sure to sign up for Notify NYC to be alerted to ongoing emergency situations in the city. 

We are honored to represent our members whose dedication helps to maintain the safety of our city.