FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - This week marks National EMS recognition week.
It's a time to thank the men and women who rush to help us when we call 911.
The Three Rivers Ambulance Authority told ABC21 that medics are critical during a pandemic, and they've actually seen an increase in their most serious calls.
"Our overall call volume has decreased as people have been staying home and not out moving around, but our cardiac arrest, the most critical of calls, has increased dramatically over the past month or two," Ben Goldsberry, Director of Clinical Services said.
"And that's very concerning and it tells us that people have not been calling when they need to. They are not going to the doctor. They are afraid to go to the hospital and that should not be the case."
Goldsberry also said they have been stepping up their sanitation efforts to keep employees and patients safe.