Orleans County Recognizes National EMS Week

The Orleans County Legislature has joined with others across the country in celebrating May 19 through May 25 as National Emergency Medical Services Week.  National EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's frontline.   This marks the 50th anniversary of this recognition.

“We want to thank all of our EMS personnel for the great job they do on behalf of our residents,” said Justin Niederhofer, Director of the Orleans County Emergency Management Office.  “These folks are out there responding to all sorts of emergency situations and, thanks to their talent, experience and dedication, are saving lives every day.”

The Orleans County Legislature passed a proclamation into honor EMS personnel across the county – first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics,EMS Week.5.17.24 emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out-of-hospital medical care providers – to recognize their important work for our residents.  The proclamation was presented by Legislator Skip Draper, far right, to EMO Director Niederhofer, left and Deputy EMO Director Scott Buffin.