Reedley celebrates 50 years of first responder service

Community recognizes 50th anniversary of Emergency Medical Services Week with Open House Mixer to honor EMS providers, raise awareness about their vital services

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Karis Caddell
Published May 13, 2024  • 
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REEDLEY – Join the community of Reedley in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of EMS Week, honoring the dedicated EMS providers serving southeastern Fresno County and celebrating their tireless efforts and pivotal role in community healthcare.

The community of Reedley is celebrating Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week 2024 with a special celebration on Friday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the event, the Sequoia Safety Council Reedley, a longstanding non-profit ambulance provider, is opening its doors for an Open House Mixer at the Reedley Station, located at 500 E 11th St. 

There, attendees can enjoy mocktails and a charcuterie board in honor of the tireless efforts of EMS providers, who have been serving southeastern Fresno County since 1953.

This year’s EMS week marks the 50th anniversary of the annual celebration, and starts on May 19 and ends on the 25th. The theme for this year’s EMS week is called “Honoring Our Past. Forging Our Future,” to celebrate all the history of emergency services and the future EMS workers strive to protect.

As noted on, over the past five decades, EMS has made significant strides in pre-hospital care, data-driven practices, emergency management and community healthcare. Through the development of comprehensive EMS systems, responders stand ready to address emergencies around the clock, every day of the week. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS (OEMS) voices their support for the EMS community this week by commemorating the foundational contributions of EMS while charting a course for its continued advancement.

“National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS proudly supports the EMS community and honors the hard work and commitment of the hundreds of thousands of EMS clinicians across our country,” OEMS states on “Their unwavering dedication and hard work saves lives every day.” 

Karis Caddell