The United States EMS Association has begun a new mission, which it says will help “save lives, protect people and save money.”
“Our mission is to save lives, and the first thing we want to do is help people,” said Nancy O’Brien, president of the EMS Association.
“We’re really proud of the work we’ve done in the last few years,” O’Brien said.
“The EMS community is a strong and growing community, and our goal is to continue to be a champion for people and families who are in need.”
The new mission is called “First Responders, Save Lives” and it comes as the nation is on the cusp of a historic Ebola epidemic, with a record number of people dying of the virus.
The Association’s president, Nancy O. O’Connor, said that’s not the case in many states and cities.
In states where the Ebola epidemic is in its early stages, such as Texas and Louisiana, there are already efforts underway to combat the virus through education, resources, and partnerships.
“If you’re a resident of Texas, you have the opportunity to help out and become part of this effort to get people off the streets and into homes,” Oren said.
In the wake of the Texas outbreak, the U.S. has spent $25 billion to help combat the Ebola crisis.
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