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The EMS heroes topic covers articles and recent news about EMS providers that go above and beyond the call of duty.

This symbol shows that we belong to something important and we are part of the power, strength and knowledge of every EMT
A flight paramedic shares her harrowing experience of a severe allergic reaction to medication and her gratitude to the flight nurse who treated her
Legislative takeaways from AAA’s Shawn Baird, Randy Strozyk and Dr. Gerad Troutman; and as well as Senator Bill Cassidy
For 30 hours, Waverly Woodson Jr. treated 200 wounded men all while under intense small arms and artillery fire before collapsing from his injuries
Learn how a service dog helps a wildland firefighter and EMT manage her anxiety, interrupt nightmares and perform deep-pressure therapy
Survivors had the time to thank their rescuers in the annual Second Chance Ceremony
EMS providers “embody the best of our Nation — bravery, honor and respect, never failing to answer the call to help others,” President Joe Biden said
“It felt pretty good to be able to actually see the people and thank them for saving my life”
The Irving Police Department and Irving Fire Department combined forces to offer EMDR therapy, an employee health clinic, wellness incentives and much more
The National EMS Memorial Service stopped in North Huntingdon to remember fallen EMTs, paramedics
59 EMS responders and their families will be recognized during a 3-day event in Arlington
59 fallen EMS providers are remembered on the trip to Arlington, Va.
Facebook friendship over the years led the Ritchie County Ambulance Authority paramedic to become a kidney donor to the former Marine’s daughter
Richmond County EMS officers were on their way to a graduation when they came upon the shooting outside a Richmond theater
The UPMC Williamsport paramedic was getting his dinner when he heard the crash next door
“This job has lots of sad days, but to see him with his family today makes the job worth it, " EMS District Chief Kenneth Faria said
Activities include Moving Honors, the EMS Tree of Life unveiling ceremony and the presentation of dog tags to families
AMR officials named a training room in honor of Linda “Matt” Netski and decorated the walls with phrases she famously says, including “park and push”
“She was possibly going to go off the road, hit another car, another person, or worse,” said Josh Milne with Gilbert Fire and Rescue
Social media discussions have included CPR best practices, information on cardiac care and expressions of pride in the industry
“It’s not that kindness and altruism in our profession – and the world in general – is becoming rarer, it’s that it happens so often that it’s not news”
As they alerted firefighters to the blaze, the EMTs and medics rescued a man and four dogs and searched for a mother and baby
The Moving Honors will stop in multiple cities so people can pay their respects to 72 fallen providers
How first responders give hope and comfort beyond emergency scenes
“It’s not that millennials and alphas don’t want to work; it’s that they don’t want to be lied to anymore, and let’s be honest: EMS has been living a lie for too long.”
The events include the National EMS Memorial Service and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride
Actor James McDaniel says that the story of the pioneering EMS service is needed now
The organizers said they are responding to lower costs and better timing for families and partner organizations