The National EMS Memorial Service remembers and honors those emergency medical services personnel who have died in the line of duty.
Austin, TX - The National EMS Memorial Service is a nondenominational ceremony held each year in Colorado Springs, CO to honor those men and women of America’s EMS systems who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives in the line of duty.
The Memorial Service is a formal ceremony with all participants in dress uniform, flight suits, or similar appropriate attire. The Service includes bagpipe corps, drum corps and honor guard presentations. A flag from the U.S. Capital, sent on behalf of a grateful nation, is presented to each honoree’s family along with a National EMS Memorial Service medallion.
Earlier this week on Wednesday June 24, 2015, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas dedicated their helipad to STAR Flight Nurse Kristin McLain, who lost her life in the line of duty while conducting a rescue operation in the Barton Creek Greenbelt on April 27, 2015.
Two Austin-Travis County EMS Medics are in Colorado taking an active part in the ceremonies and services. Both ATCEMS Medics are Honor Guard members who will be participating in the formal memorial services and the memorial bike ride.
In Austin, the EMS Department will participate in the National Moment of Silence by observing 60 seconds of radio silence. A memorial video was created for our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter) and the ATCEMS Newsroom You Tube channel and will be available for viewing on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 8:30 pm CST.