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May 20 – May 29 is National Emergency Medical Services Week

 

May 20 – May 29 is National Emergency Medical Services Week

Though many of our customers at Galls are well aware of this week, we feel it’s our duty to make sure others have not forgotten.

We certainly appreciate all that is done hour by hour across the country to help injured citizens with pre-hospital emergency medical care. The timely response of these EMS personnel is often a matter of life and death!

Promoted and financially supported by The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), “National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s front line.”

Information about EMS Week that can be used this week and throughout the year for public education and safety programs can be found by visiting the ACEP website here.

Emergency medical workers – EMT’s, paramedics and even police and firefighters – are the first responders who arrive at emergency scenes. Their efforts bring stability to what are often very confusing moments for the general public.

First, their presence is reassuring. But primarily, they are there to help injured citizens in the most effective and efficient manner that their training allow.

For anyone who’s life or health has been placed into the hands of these men and women, they fully understand the reasoning behind devoting a week to honoring emergency medical providers.

For more information about what the EMS does, visit the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. Their site outlines what EMS is and what their roles are.

Are You Part of the Galls Social Community?

As a professional within the first responder community, you are part of a very special group of men and women. Your commitment to public safety and public care helps make up the social fabric of your community.

Galls FacebookFirst responders are a tight knit group, working closely together to help people who are hurt and in distress. You’re also educators, providing valuable information to the community to help minimize the reliance on public safety professionals and their services.

Police work with paramedics. Firefighters work with community leaders. Everyone interacts with each other on many different levels and in many different scenarios.

These interactions offer great opportunities to connect with others who share similar interests and opinions.

At Galls, we’ve created social networks that allow first responders to discover even more ways to connect with new people and organizations. Through these social networks, we hope that individuals can:

  • connect with others within the professional community
  • have a forum for discussion
  • learn, read, educate, and discover

Some of those social networks include: Galls Videos, Galls YouTube

Galls Blog – Read public safety related articles. Uncover interesting stories and opinions. Gain useful information to use ‘on the job’.

Galls Facebook – Catch up on the latest info from Galls and their suppliers. Also read comments from other first responders. Connect with people who are similar to you.

Galls Twitter – Check in on the latest promotions. Discover news and information that can be valuable for your line of work – and your ‘off time’ interests.

Galls.com – Visit the Galls home website for the latest in public safety equipment and apparel. Check in weekly for new items and special deals.

Galls YouTube – Watch Galls and Galls supplier videos. Don’t just read about apparel and equipment – see them in action!

Galls LinkedIn – Grow your social connections from a business perspective. Connect with other professionals across the country.

It’s well understood that policemen, emergency medical personnel, firefighters and others are very interested in connecting with each other. It’s also apparent that the interactivity and sharing of information and ideas is well established. You like to communicate. You enjoy connecting.

We invite you to visit the social networks above. We invite you to be involved – with us – and with each other.

We also invite you to read other recent blog posts:

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