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BOSTON – More than 50 ambulances participated in a convoy from UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester to Fenway park in Boston this week to commemorate EMS Week 2020.

The #ConvoyofChampions included both municipal and private ambulances.

The Town of Ashland’s ambulance as well as Brewster Ambulance, which serves the City of Framingham participated in the convoy.

Framingham stationed a fire truck on the Edgell Road overpass of the Mass Pike and sounded the horn when the convoy passed, said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

This is the 46th year of National EMS week.

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In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. NAEMT partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week activities.

Together, NAEMT and ACEP are working to ensure that the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities are fully celebrated and recognized.

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EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.” 

This year, five days of EMS Week have a theme that represents the diverse nature of EMS.

  • Monday – EMS Education Day
  • Tuesday – Safety Tuesday
  • Wednesday – EMS for Children Day
  • Thursday – Save-A-Life Day (CPR & Stop the Bleed)
  • Friday – EMS Recognition Day

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Video courtesy of Ashland Professional Firefighters Local 1893

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.