May 17-23, 2020, marks the 46th annual National Emergency Medical Services Week. This year's theme is "Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow."


In 1974, President Gerald Ford proclaimed November 3-10, 1974, as the first national EMS week in order to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. Texas followed suit designating May 12-18, 1991, as the first Texas EMS week with the passage of HCR 223, 72R. You can find statutes governing emergency medical services in the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 773.


Please join the LRL in thanking EMS professionals on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.