EMS Week Ceremony

The City of Cleveland’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) honored staff who performed life-saving actions on the job over the past year at a ceremony.

The ceremony is part of the City’s celebration of National EMS Week. Public Safety Director Michael McGrath, EMS Commissioner Nicole Carlton and Councilman Matt Zone presented the awards to recipients. 

“Our EMS dispatchers, EMTs and paramedics are often the first to respond to emergency calls and provide life-saving care,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “It is important to recognize them for their service to the City of Cleveland, our residents and our visitors.”

From car accidents to medical emergencies, Cleveland EMS provides quality pre-hospital care to residents and visitors in what are often the most vulnerable moments in their lives.  This week, Cleveland supports and thanks emergency medical dispatchers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics for their life-saving contributions.

President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week in 1974 to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in communities. The annual event is sponsored by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).