National EMS Week
May 17 - May 23
NATIONAL EMS WEEK
Across the nation, communities and medical professionals will honor the contributions of EMS practitioners. From rural communities with little to no local health care services to major cities teeming with humanity, dedicated first responders provide immediate care during a health crisis. Whether there is an accident or an illness, these trained professionals work around the clock to make sure care is available quickly. Keeping up with the latest training ensures they know the most effective life-saving emergency treatments. EMS practitioners are professionals of the highest caliber.
HOW TO OBSERVE
During National EMS Week, recognize their accomplishments and reward them with a smile, a home baked goodies or a community banquet. Take time to recognize those who provide the emergency services in your community. Use #NationalEMSWeek to share on social media.
The first National EMS Week was observed in 1974 when President Gerald Ford declared the week to acknowledge the crucial work of this critical link in emergency medical care.