“During National EMS week, we are reminded of the critical work that our North Country EMS personnel provide for our community every single day. Their resilience in the face of tragedy and their determination to save lives, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is truly admirable. In Congress, I am proud to work closely with our North Country EMS providers and local rescue squads to deliver helpful resources and solutions to make their difficult jobs easier.” 

Mark Deavers, Paramedic and Director at Gouverneur Rescue issued the following statement, “Over the last few years, Gouverneur Rescue has worked with the Congresswoman’s office on numerous occasions for a variety of issues. We are grateful for the assistance, guidance, and support provided, not only to our organization, but the entire EMS industry by Congresswoman Stefanik and her entire staff.”

Congresswoman Stefanik is a member of the Emergency Medical Services Caucus. Most recently, Congresswoman Stefanik:

  • Cosponsored the Protecting Access to Ground Ambulance Medical Services Act to extend a critical Medicare reimbursement policy for an additional five years
  • Cosponsored the EMS Counts Act to ensure accurate counting of the number of emergency medical services practitioners in the United States
  • Signed onto a letter requesting $20 million for SIREN Grants in FY22. These funds assist rural EMS agencies and fire departments in delivering pre-hospital emergency care