National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week runs from May 17 to May 23. Those who save lives on a daily basis really should get more than a week of recognition, seeing as how they are on the job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all environments, and in the weird weather that Northwest Indiana has to offer. Not every situation that these people are involved in turn out well. The training, the effort, and the timing aren’t always enough and an EMS worker’s day just becomes that much harder. But most times, things work out and a mother, father, child, or friend can take another breath and live another day thanks to the actions of the EMS and brave bystanders who step up to help.