EMS Week Recap
Every year, Ambulance New Brunswick (ANB) celebrates National EMS Week, bringing together local communities to promote safety and honour the hard work of the EMS professionals serving our province.
With over 1,000 skilled emergency medical dispatchers, paramedics and flight nurses, ANB recognizes that a career in Emergency Medical Services is not an easy one. In many cases, these professionals are the first point of contact for people in medical distress. The care and compassion they provide to patients and their loved ones – under some of the most difficult situations imaginable – is second to none.
The theme for National EMS Week 2012 was “More than a job. A calling.” Clearly that is the case here at ANB. May 20-26 2012 was without a doubt our biggest and most successful week of celebration to date, with volunteers and events in every district of the province – a first for ANB. Thanks to the help and hard work of everyone involved, the following events were able to take place throughout the week:
- 34 school visits, blood pressure clinics, mall displays and other events
- A CPR demonstration in downtown Moncton that attracted the attention of CTV, CBC TV, Radio-Canada radio, the Times & Transcript and l’Étoile
- Newspaper features in the Times & Transcript, Daily Gleaner, Telegraph Journal and l’Étoile
- Radio ads on 14 stations across the province (9 English and 5 French)
- TV ads that began airing during the week on CTV and Radio-Canada
The dedication that our EMS professionals have given to their careers and those in need does not go unnoticed by ANB. In the worst situations, they respond with their best. For that reason we are proud and would like to say thank you to all of our hard working EMS professionals in New Brunswick.