National moment of silence to be held to honor fallen EMS providers
The National EMS Memorial Service Board is requesting that agencies observe 10 to 30 seconds of radio silence on May 19
By EMS1 Staff
WASHINGTON — A moment of silence will be held Saturday for fallen EMS providers.
The National EMS Memorial Service Board is requesting that EMS agencies who wish to participate in the National Moment of Silence on May 19 at 6 p.m. EST to observe 10 to 30 seconds of radio silence, with the following script:
17:59:30 (Insert tones as applicable, wait five seconds)
“All units please stand by for a special message ...
“Attention all units operating on this frequency …
In conjunction with the National EMS Memorial Service now ongoing, this agency will observe a moment of radio silence in honor of those members of our Nation's Emergency Medical Services who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives in the line of duty.
Please standby unless you have an emergency”
18:00:00 (Begin Moment of Silence)
18:01:00 This concludes the moment of silence, thank you. Please resume normal radio traffic.
The board also requested that agencies who participate make a post about it on social media.