Empire State Building Lights Tower To Commemorate EMS Week 2024

Published on May 20, 2024, 7:13 am
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The Empire State Building, in partnership with the FDNY, will be illuminated in yellow, white, and blue with their signature heartbeat effect at sunset, today, Sunday, May 19, 2024, in celebration of National EMS Week 2024.

“New York City’s EMTs and Paramedics are dedicated, brave, highly trained, and the best at what they do,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “They respond to thousands of calls a day, helping keep both New Yorkers and visitors safe. We owe them a great debt of gratitude and we are proud to celebrate them during EMS Week.”

“For 16 years, the Empire State Building has honored the hard work of the men and women of EMS in their iconic lighting display,” said Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “FDNY EMS are dedicated professionals whose resilience and dedication lights New Yorkers’ darkest hours. During EMS Week, we celebrate the officers, paramedics, and EMTs who work diligently to care for New Yorkers in times of need. I am incredibly proud of all the hard work our members do each day.”

EMS Week is an annual celebration designed to promote public safety among all New Yorkers, attract potential EMS recruits, and celebrate the lifesaving efforts of more than 4,400 members of FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service. The theme of this year’s FDNY EMS Week is “Behind Every Uniform is a Story.” Learn more about the stories behind the uniform here.

This is the 16th consecutive year the Empire State Building has partnered with FDNY to celebrate National EMS Week.

For more information on the Empire State Building and the Lighting Partners program, please visit esbnyc.com.


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