EMS Week

  • EMS Week

    National EMS Week 2014 is May 18-24

    * This year's theme is "EMS: Dedicated. For Life."

    * Wednesday, May 21 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.

    * Download Now...The EMS Week 2014 Planning Guides is available to download in PDF. Order your free Planning Guide now.


    ACEP is pleased to partner with NAEMT again this year to offer planning ideas, resources and tools to assist you in planning your local EMS Week activities. Be sure and check out the NAEMT site at http://www.emsweekideas.org for additional ideas and resources besides what you find here.  We are excited to have NAEMT join us again this year as a Silver Sponsor for EMS Week for 2014.


    National EMS Week Information

    National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line." This information can be used throughout the year for public education and safety programs. For additional information, contact us at emsweek@acep.org.

    The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) provides staff and financial support for the production and distribution of EMS Week promotional materials as a public education service. The generous support of our corporate sponsors also allows us to continue to develop and distribute the National EMS Week Planning Guides free of charge. Specialty items are marketed directly by Jim Coleman, Ltd. under license by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Royalties generated by this licensing agreement contribute to the funding of these planning materials.

  • EMS Week History

    The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared November 3 – 10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” This annual observance continued for four more years and was then reinstituted by ACEP in 1982.


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