Efforts continue to coordinate a national EMS service and permanent EMS memorial
Washington, DC. (August 3, 2015) – The National EMS Memorial Foundation, the National EMS Memorial Service and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, all charitable 501 c3 organizations, have agreed to collaborate on a strategic plan to honor EMS providers who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Over the years, distinct efforts have been undertaken to honor these fallen heroes and their families. Representatives from the three organizations made the joint announcement to demonstrate that the worthy cause to commemorate the EMS providers’ sacrifice and service will move forward in a coordinated fashion.
“The service commitment and sacrifice of these providers is not measured in a moment, an hour or a day,” said Robert Morley, President of the National EMS Memorial Foundation. “The results of our efforts to honor our heroes must endure forever. The sole purpose of the NEMSMF is to establish a permanent National EMS Memorial in Washington DC.”
Jana Williams, President of the National EMS Memorial Service, said, “We are delighted to join forces with these fine organizations on a unified plan to honor the fallen with the dignity and tribute that they so richly deserve. This collaborative agreement eliminates duplication of efforts. It further demonstrates our shared commitment to support families during the healing process.”
“The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride is proud to work with the National EMS Memorial Service and National EMS Memorial Foundation in the effort to appropriately honor the sacrifice and celebrate the lives of EMS personnel who have given their lives in service to their communities.” President of EMS Memorial Bike Ride Elizabeth “Beth” Davis remarks, “We will continue to spread awareness of EMS and honor these provider’s sacrifices through our long distance cycling events.”
The National EMS Memorial Foundation has worked closely with U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch to introduce legislation in the U.S. Congress (Bill H.R. 2274) that will allow the process of building a permanent memorial to move forward.
More information about the efforts of these three organizations will be forthcoming as updates are confirmed.
For National EMS Memorial Foundation Media inquiries and interview requests, contact:
Katie Orsino, Executive Director
For National EMS Memorial Service Media inquiries and interview requests, contact:
Sara Hunt, Public Relations Coordinator
For National EMS Memorial Bike Ride Media inquiries and interview requests, contact:
Trish Jubinville, Public Information Officer
About the National EMS Memorial Foundation:
The National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation’s sole purpose is to establish a permanent EMS memorial in Washington DC or its environs to honor, recognize and remember the commitment, service and sacrifice of the Nation’s EMS heroes who have died in the line of duty and for those who continue this service commitment and sacrifice. For more information, visit www.emsmemorial.com.
About the National EMS Memorial Service:
The National EMS Memorial Service was established to remember and honor those emergency medical services personnel who have died in the line of duty and to recognize the ultimate sacrifice they have made for their fellow man. An all-volunteer effort, the Service is held annually for honorees families supported by participants and Honor Guard members from across the US and includes the National EMS Moment of Silence. For more information, visit www.national-ems-memorial.org. “Like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NEMSMS; Follow us on Twitter at @NEMSMS and @NEMSMSweekend.
About the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride:
The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, Inc. honors Emergency Medical Services personnel by organizing and implementing long distance cycling events that memorialize and celebrate the lives of those who serve every day, those who have become sick or injured while performing their duties, and those who have died in the line of duty. For more information, visit www.muddyangels.org.