This is National EMS Week. This closely follows observations of other Health Care Professionals, such as National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. The theme for EMS Week 2013 is “One Mission, One Team” This statement is chosen to represent EMS professionals and the team approach they use to deliver emergency care to the sick and injured. Emergency Medical Responders (EMT’s and Paramedics) are supported not only by their EMS partners, but by all first responders who help to identify and approach the scene, such as Medical Dispatchers, Fire Fighters and Law Enforcement. This team approach extends even further into the hospital systems and includes Emergency Nurses, Physicians and their support staff. Tri-Hospital EMS is a cooperative service of the three area hospitals and has served the residents of St Clair County for over 29 years. Tri-Hospital EMS is accreditated by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for the past 14 years with a 100% rating.