Saying “thank you” during EMS Week
During EMS Week, May 20-26, be sure to thank our career and volunteer Emergency Medical Service providers. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa has more than 12,000 EMS workers, including emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators and administrators.
As a small token of appreciation for those who volunteer their time, I helped approve a small “thank-you” for Iowa’s volunteer firefighters and EMTs. Starting next year, they’ll get a $50 state tax credit on their personal tax returns. It’s the first time that the state has recognized the financial contribution of our volunteer emergency workers, who also donate their time and sometimes risk their lives.
To learn more about National EMS Week, visit www.acep.org/emsweek.Posted May. 29th, 2012 at 6:57 am by Senate Staff