Ocean City Celebrates EMS Week
Ocean City, Maryland – (May 17, 2021): The Town of Ocean City is recognizing May 16-22, 2021 as Emergency Medical Services Week. EMS Week offers an opportunity to recognize all members of the Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) EMS team who stand ready to provide lifesaving care to Town residents and visitors, 24-hours a day. The national theme this year is “THIS IS EMS: Caring for Our Communities”, and that is exactly what the OCFD firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics do with pride!
“OCFD EMS personnel serve our community on the front lines, often with many personal sacrifices of being away from their own families on nights, weekends, holidays, and provide quality treatment, care and transports of patients during all types of weather-related conditions,” commented Ocean City Fire Chief Richie Bowers. “Our providers engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented health and safety challenges for EMS and resulted in monumental changes in everyday procedures. Throughout this public health crisis, OCFD EMS continues to respond to those in need and maintains the highest standard of medical care.”
National EMS Week is a time to recognize and honor EMS professionals for their tireless dedication to their communities—not just during this pandemic, but every hour, and day of the year. OCFD EMS operates from four different stations in the town and one station in West Ocean City.
“Ocean City’s EMS personnel appreciate the support throughout the year from our community,” Chief Bowers finished. “As we celebrate our great providers, we also wish our residents, visitors and business operators the best of health moving forward through the pandemic and the days yet to come!”