AFSCME honors EMS heroes during EMS Week

By Pete Levine ·

This week is EMS Week, a time to honor the bravery, skill and sacrifices made by EMS professionals across the country.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders spotlights these heroes in a video for EMS Week while recognizing the headwinds many EMS professionals face. They are up against staffing shortages, faulty equipment, low pay and high turnover, among other challenges.

But many are taking action, seeking a voice on the job through AFSCME to better serve their communities and their workplaces.

Though we often only see EMS in our worst days, they deserve our gratitude every day.