This week, May 20-26, 2018, is the 44th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. NAEMT partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week activities. Together, NAEMT and ACEP are working to ensure that the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities are fully celebrated and recognized.

The 2018 theme EMS STRONG is “Stronger Together”

The theme days for 2018 are:
Monday – Education
Tuesday – Safety Tuesday
Wednesday – EMS for Children Day (better and more efficient ways to provide pediatric care)
Thursday – Save-A-Life (CPR and Stop the Bleed)
Friday – EMS Recognition Day

Let’s do all we can to spread the word and make sure that all workers in EMS, whether co-workers or workers at other organizations or branches know how much they mean and how important they are!

We’re all part of the same team!