Orleans County recognizes National EMS Week

Photo by Tom Rivers: Orleans County Legislator Skip Draper, right, recently presented a proclamation declaring May 19 through May 25 as “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” He is shown presenting the proclamation to Emergency Management Director Justin Niederhofer, left, and Deputy EMO Director Scott Buffin.

Posted 20 May 2024 at 10:24 am

Press Release, Orleans County Legislature

ALBION – 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, 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.