This week is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, and those of us in the Department of Homeland Security are proud to recognize the EMS responders across the country who serve on the front lines of emergency healthcare. These men and women have chosen to answer the call of a career that demands passion, purpose, and heart. Each plays a critical role in our nation’s health security.
The Secretary, along with 25 senior officials at the Department, were instructed by Red Cross officials today on CPR and basic first aid.
Watch the video below for the Secretary's remarks from today's training.