National First Responders Day is celebrated on October 28 every year in the United States. On this day, people come together to honor those who save our lives every day. These are rescuers, firefighters, medical workers, police officers and many other professionals whose work is often forgotten.
National Day was founded in 2017 by a decision of the Congress. Sponsored by the All Clear Foundation. People supported the resolution: it is noteworthy that their number included the family of police officer Sean Collier. In 2013, he was killed in an explosion at the Boston Marathon.
First responders arose against the background of the Civil War: at that time, first aid was provided to soldiers by field workers. In Europe, during the Napoleonic wars, there was also such a practice when the wounded were taken to the hospital. For this purpose, special carts were used.
The first ambulance appeared in the United States in 1865 in Ohio. Over time, the direction developed, emergency medical systems (EMS), helicopters, cars, fire services appeared … They will always come to the call with lightning speed, no matter where you are.
It is noteworthy that:
- training lasts from one to three years: during this time, various areas are studied in order to fill the candidate with the necessary knowledge that will be useful in any situation;
- according to statistics, 9-1-1 calls in the US 240 million times a year;
- about a hundred firefighters die in the line of duty each year.
How to celebrate
Thank the rescuers on National First Responders Day and do something nice for them. You can order a delicious cake for them or bake cookies. Contact a charitable institution and make a donation to maintain equipment or other resources. If you want to delve into the processes and do a good deed, become a volunteer and help people personally.
When is National First Responders Day celebrated in 2022?
National First Responders Day is observed on October 28 each year.