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Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge Goes Red and Blue for EMS World Expo 2018.

Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer

EMS World Expo 2018 brings thousands of first responders to Nashville for world-class training

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 30, 2018) – The Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will turn red and blue in honor of Emergency Medical Service professionals from across the world who are in Nashville for EMS World Expo 2018, happening October 29th - November 2nd at the Music City Center located at 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203.

On November 1, 2018 the bridge will be lit red and blue to honor the men and women who selflessly serve as emergency responders.

In 1974 the Nashville Fire Department began an Emergency Medical Service division. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics staffed 11 ambulances for transport. In 1983 the Nashville Fire Department started training Firefighters as EMTs on the fire trucks. Firefighters then started responding to medical calls.

The department now has 28 ambulances in service, and all engines, ladder companies, and rescues respond to medical emergencies providing a comprehensive service to the residents and visitors to Davidson County.

EMS World brings together EMS professionals from all around the world to get the training they need to increase the quality of patient care, according to the event description. During the event there is a focus on progressive curriculum and technology.

EMS World Expo, hosted in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), takes place over 5 days, 2-days of Pre-Con Workshops and 3-days of Conference Sessions and Exhibits, at the Music City Center in the heart of downtown Nashville.