Local EMS Institute Honored at Fenway Park for EMS Week [PHOTOS]
In honor of EMS week, one of southeastern Massachusetts' very own was invited to Fenway Park in admiration of their hard work and selflessness.
CEO Mark Cohenno and COO Vicky Mcmorrow of National EMS Institute represented our hometown heroes during what is being called a "Convoy of Champions." Over 50 ambulances took part in the convoy that started in Worcester and finished at Fenway Park in Boston around 2 p.m. this afternoon where EMS personnel were honored by the Red Sox organization.
During the parade of ambulances friends, family members and the public were invited to cheer on the first responders from overpasses along the route.
Once the ambulances arrived at their convoy destination, the honorees were greeted by the Boston Red Sox, Mayor Marty Walsh, state officials and healthcare professionals who joined the admirable front line in celebration of National EMS Week with a special presentation.
Cohenno and Mcmorrow received not only video tributes from celebrities and special guest speakers, but the two (as well as the other EMS representatives) were also given an official Boston Red Sox World Series cap and championship ring as a token of appreciation and thanks for all that our healthcare workers do. During times like these, our front line heroes deserve all the respect and thanks we can show them.
"I was absolutely blown away by the support of the community," Cohenno said. "The way our local leaders rallied behind everyday EMS providers is a true testament behind the slogan to Boston Strong."
These select few men and women who took the field today were just one small part of the front line of defense those in our community are building against COVID-19. Sometimes, a simple thank you isn't enough, but knowing that these brave EMS personnel continue to give their all and fight the good fight on the daily is comforting, to say the least.
If there was ever a time to make a difference in the world, it's now, more than ever. To all those in our medical field who put their lives on the line each and every day, I'd like to personally thank you from the bottom of my heart.
"I am proud to support the EMS community in any way that I can and was honored to be on the field today," Cohenno said.