#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
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:
Help us help you! #StayHomeForUs @MetroWestAmb @amerambassoc EMT, Paramedic & EMDs are depending on YOU to help prevent the spread of #COVID19 / #Coronavirus so that we can care for & transport those affected.THANK YOU & all of our Community Leaders! #SupportEMS #AlwaysOpen pic.twitter.com/xyDJUm6d4d— Metro West Ambulance (@MetroWestAmb) March 18, 2020