Over the last year, the pandemic has given people a small glimpse of the vital role of EMS professionals. The sacrifice and dedication of EMTs, paramedics and other EMS practitioners has rightfully earned them admiration and gratitude in their communities. Calling us heroes sometimes obscures the fact that—behind those masks—are people who, every day, take on many crucial roles: Healthcare professional. Emergency manager. Social worker. Crisis counselor. Consoler. Caregiver.
What is EMS Strong?
EMS Strong is a campaign that seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services. Learn More
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EMS Week Planning Guide
FINDING NEW WAYS TO CARE FOR HER COMMUNITY
Paramedic, firefighter and R.N., Jessica Banks, of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, has built many successful programs designed to improve patient care and outcomes. Read More
SOUTH DAKOTA PARAMEDIC FINDS HIS CALLING
Paramedic Ralph Young is an emergency medicine advocate who has spent three decades supporting the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Ambulance Service in South Dakota. Read More
LEARNING FROM HER FIREHOUSE FAMILY
20-year-old Kaylee Eckert, a volunteer at Goochland County Fire & Rescue Department, manages long transports in rural Virginia. Read More
BUILDING A CAREER AS A CONSTRUCTION SITE MEDIC
EMT Savanna Fatony has spent the past two years employed as a health and safety medical technician for Amphibious Medics, a company that provides occupational health and wellness services on construction sites and in industrial settings. Read More
CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES DURING A PANDEMIC
It was a year like no other. During EMS Week 2020, Philadelphia Fire Department crews faced staff shortages due to COVID-19. Read More
EMS WEEK 2021 IS ALMOST HERE!
Get ready to recognize and honor EMS in your community.
Now more than ever, it’s important to acknowledge all of your team members and educate your community about the valuable role that EMS plays. Read More
5 THEME DAYS FOR 5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE
National EMS Week, May 16-22, celebrates both the EMS profession and professionals for the vital role they play in the healthcare continuum. Here are the themes for each weekday:
Monday: EDUCATION DAY
Tuesday: SAFETY DAY
Wednesday: EMS FOR CHILDREN DAY
Thursday: SAVE A LIFE DAY (CPR & National Stop the Bleed Day)
Friday: EMS RECOGNITION DAY Read More