Empire State Building Lights Tower to Commemorate EMS Week 2021

May 16, 2021

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 16th in celebration of National EMS Week 2021.

“Once again, the Empire State Building will honor the men and women of EMS who have worked tirelessly on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic by lighting the world’s most famous building during National EMS Week,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Our EMTs and Paramedics responded to a record setting number of emergencies during the height of the pandemic, answering calls for help despite the dangers they faced. They are dedicated, brave, highly-trained, and without question, the best at what they do.”

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 thirteenth 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.