The EMS Tribute Rifle honors all of those in the system who help to preserve life, prevent further injury, and promote recovery. In visual salute to this vital and selfless role, the American Walnut wooden stock is laser etched and hand painted with various iconic images including a medevac helicopter hovering above the rhythmic horizon, an EMS ambulance used to facilitate patient care, and a depiction of a paramedic and an emergency medical technician after attending to a person's medical needs. On the wood forearm is the universally recognized EMS blue Star of Life emblem with the Rod of Aesculapius. These images, text and scroll on both sides of the receiver have been cut by hand engraver Heidi Roos on a master plate and through a mechanical transfer the scroll is impressed directly onto the nickel plated receiver cover retaining all of the hand engraved elements and bright cuts of the original. Specific elements are then plated with 24 kt. gold. This special Tribute Rifle honors our nation's Emergency Medical Service heroes who provide essential life support to anyone in need 24 hours a day 365 days a year.