The theme of #EMSWeek2015 is EMS Strong.
EMS Week is focused on bringing together local communities and medical personnel to publicize the EMS profession. It’s a short 7 days honoring those who are dedicated to serving their communities and providing lifesaving services a grueling 365 days a year. Every year, Braun Industries celebrates the week by doing something special. For EMS Week 2015, we’re giving things a charitable twist and rewarding our fans with daily giveaways for helping us out!
For every new LIKE we receive on our Facebook page today through Saturday, May 23rd, Braun will donate $1.00* to the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services Foundation, Inc. *We will donate up to $500.
A 501c3, the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services Foundation is the non-profit entity for New Orleans EMS. The mission statement is: “To support and enhance the performance of the men and women of New Orleans EMS in their mission to provide excellence in prehospital emergency care and community outreach in order to better serve the citizens and visitors of New Orleans.”
Community Outreach and Public Information Coordinator for New Orleans EMS, Lt. Liz Belcher, NREMT-B, summed up the goals of the organization for us as follows:
Through the 501c3, our department hopes to expand community outreach and education efforts in areas of CPR training, the EMS Explorers Program, and through the creation of resource kits that can be placed on each ambulance and which hold a variety of outreach materials for all ages of patients.
NOLA EMS crew members sit on the back of a #braunambulance on NIGHTWATCH.
With so many of our fans tuning in each week to watch NIGHTWATCH on A&E for its first season, we know they will understand why we selected such a worthy organization for a donation this year. The show and crew of New Orleans EMS did an exceptional job of helping spread awareness of the EMS profession. They were professional, compassionate, and relatable, allowing viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a first responder in one of the country’s busiest departments.
As a “thank you” for being such positive role models, we want to help the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services and their Foundation continue their good work. We also want to reward our fans for liking our page and continuing to stay engaged with us.
In addition to the donation, we will be hosting a daily giveaway on our Facebook page. Monday, May 18th through Friday, May 22nd, make sure you’re following our posts to enter to win. We’re giving away everything from Braun t-shirts to travel mugs and flash drives. LIKE our Facebook page so you don’t miss it!
Happy #EMSWeek2015! Thank you to all of the EMS providers out there; you guys are awesome!