To support and enhance the performance of the men and women of New Orleans Emergency Medical Services in their mission to provide excellence in pre-hospital emergency care and community outreach in order to better serve the citizens and visitors of New Orleans.
An innovative Emergency Medical Service with strong leaders and highly trained employees equipped to handle growing system demands; working together to foster safe and healthy neighborhoods.
Purpose is to support the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (EMS) by providing certain emergency related-goods and equipment to New Orleans EMS, as well as investing in equipment, community outreach, professional development, training and other programs and activities in the City of New Orleans, including, without limitation, supporting the efforts of, and raising and distributing funds to, New Orleans EMS.
The role of the Foundation is not to displace funding for basic emergency medical services, or to reduce any of the responsibility of the City of New Orleans to commit the necessary funding for emergency medical services for its citizens and visitors. Rather, as emergency medical services evolve and innovate to handle the growing medical needs of the population that they serve, similar to emergency medical services across the country, there is increasing demand to stay current in training, technology and equipment, personnel support and outreach to the community.