Every day, thousands of people call 911 for a medical emergency with the expectation that an ambulance with trained emergency medical workers will respond to treat and transport them to definitive care.
However, despite this public expectation, 39 out of 50 states do not recognize EMS as an essential service.
This can delay response times considerably, lead to a lack of necessary funding, result in a high a turnover rate for EMS professionals and at worst, can even cost lives.
The next time you call for help, how long will YOU have to wait?
Who We Are
Our movement began in New York, with EMT and Paramedic members of the IAEP Local 20 labor union. We are now a multi-agency, multi-state group of EMS professionals and allies who are TIRED of systemic failures and READY to see the long-overdue changes to fix a system that we know is broken. We recognize that the first step in this movement for change must be to MAKE EMS ESSENTIAL in all 50 states.