Remarks by Senator Baker on EMS Week

I welcome this opportunity to pay tribute to our emergency medical technicians.

If you have ever called an ambulance for a loved one, you know how long seconds can feel, and how relieved you are to see those spinning red lights and those trained technicians.

When a life hangs in the balance, it seems like an ambulance cannot get there fast enough. But when it does, our EMTs spring into action at lightning speed.  They respond to the scene of violent crimes, blazing fires, and busy highways, often placing their own lives in jeopardy to save the lives of others.

We celebrate the life-saving work of everyone involved in the emergency medical services field during EMS Week and EMS for Children Day, commemorated from May 18 to May 24.

These highly trained and dedicated first responders have rescued victims of car accidents, cardiac arrests, choking incidents and other victims of life’s tragedies.

In each case, our EMTs exhibit compassion and care that transcends every emotion and obstacle.

At any time of the day or night, and in all kinds of weather, they risk their own lives to bring others to safety, to surgery, and to survival.  They have the specialized training to not only transport but to treat.

In mid-May, we take the time to say thank you to those EMTs who respond in record time, at a moments notice, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

I offer this resolution to honor these everyday heroes.  Thank you, Mr. President.

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