May 16-22 marked the 46th National EMS week.

Originally enacted by President Gerald Ford in 1974, it is a way to pay tribute and celebrate EMS workers for the services they provide their communities.

­In Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price recognized the city’s own celebrations for EMS workers as “an honor.”

“It was an honor to recognize #EMSWeek2021 and the selfless work that is done by@FortWorthFire and @MedStarEMSInfo, especially this past year to serve the City of Fort Worth,” she said in a tweet

The Fort Worth Fire Department has since posted its own tweet thanking Price and the city for supporting National EMS Week and supporting emergency services professionals.

“In recognition of #EMSWEEK2021, the @CityofFortWorth recognized members of #YourFWFD and @MedStarEMSInfo for their dedication to the residents of #FortWorth. We thank @MayorBetsyPrice and CFW City Council for recognizing this important week and supporting all of our EMS professionals,” the department tweeted.

The 2021 theme for EMS Week was This is EMS: Caring for Communities, according to the EMS Week website