#StayHomeforUs: EMS providers use social media campaign to promote COVID-19 safety

Paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers are taking photos for the campaign by holding up signs asking the public to be considerate of public safety


By Laura French

WASHINGTON — A social media campaign is urging the public to take precautions for the safety of EMS providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 health crisis.

The American Ambulance Association (AAA) spurred the campaign with a Facebook post on Wednesday asking paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers to take photos of themselves holding up signs reading “Help us help you!” with the hashtags #StayHomeforUs and #AlwaysOpen to spread the message on social media.

“It is essential that we communicate visually with legislators, regulators, and the general public to help them understand the critically important role we play as well as why we need their support,” the AAA wrote in the post.

Several EMS providers, as well as other first responders and healthcare professionals, have participated.

See some posts from the campaign below:

 

#stayhomeforus #alwaysopen

Posted by Ridge Ambulance Service on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
 

Help us help you! #StayHomeForUs #AlwaysOpen Fallon Ambulance Service EMT & Paramedic professionals are depending on...

Posted by Fallon Ambulance Service on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
 

Thank you to Heartland Ambulance Service for sharing photos of their team ready to serve their Indiana communities in the #COVID19 epidemic. #AlwaysOpen #StayHomeforUs #SupportEMS #NotJustaRide

Posted by American Ambulance Association on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
 

#EMS is on the very front lines of the #COVID19 epidemic. We provide on-demand #mobilehealthcare for the most vulnerable...

Posted by American Ambulance Association on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

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