Empire State Building Lights Tower to Commemorate EMS Week 2022

May 15, 2022

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 15th in celebration of National EMS Week 2022.

"Day in and day out, New York City's exemplary EMTs and paramedics answer the call to save lives and keep New Yorkers safe," said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. "New Yorkers owe these dedicated first responders of the FDNY EMS a debt of gratitude and I'm glad to recognize the critical, lifesaving work of these frontline heroes this week and every week."

“This is a fitting honor for our highly trained EMTs and Paramedics who watch over our city day and night, providing urgent medical care to New Yorkers more than 1.4 million times a year,” said Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “The brave men and women of FDNY EMS are truly the best at what they do and are essential to the safety of our city.”

EMS Week is an annual celebration designed to promote public safety among all New Yorkers, attract potential EMS recruits, and celebrate the life-saving efforts of more than 4,400 members of FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service.

This is the fourteenth consecutive year that 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, visit www.esbnyc.com.