Lt. Gov., New Haven Mayor honor first responders for National EMS Week

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz honored local EMS workers Monday as part of National EMS Week.

The mayor and Lt. Gov. were joined by members of the Board of Alders and State Delegation, New Haven Fire Department, and Police department in a drive-by parade past the American Medical Response New Haven saluting EMS workers.

They say that during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to let these frontline workers know we’re all standing behind them.

“These folks…are putting their lives on the line every day to help people out in New Haven that are suffering from COVID,” the mayor said. “Many EMTs and paramedics have gotten sick because of the job that they are doing. And so this little thing today that we’re doing is the least we could do.”

They’ve been working hard. Putting their lives, their families’ lives on the line…to see the love from the city and the state and local first responders give us.

– Bill Schietinger/ Regional Director, AMR CT South

This year’s theme is “Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow.”

This year, National EMS Week runs from May 17- May 23.

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