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All Year EMS Celebrations

As you wrap up your 2009 National EMS Week activities and celebrations, think about how you can celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of EMS all year. Remember, EMS week has two purposes — appreciation and improving public awareness. I believe celebration and affirmation should be ongoing throughout the year and not set aside for just one day or week.

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.