EMS Week

  • EMS Week

    National EMS Week 2015 - Presented by ACEP in partnership with the National Association of EMT's (NAEMT), May 17 - 23

    * This year's theme is "EMS STRONG"

    * Wednesday, May 20 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.

    * Available Soon...The EMS Week 2015 Planning Guides will be available to download soon in PDF. Order your free Planning Guide now.

    ACEP is pleased to partner with NAEMT to announce the new EMS Strong campaign. EMS Strong will make EMS week a 365-day a year initiative to give EMS a significantly greater visibility among other health professions and communities. Putting EMS squarely where it belongs; as an indispensable part of the healthcare continuum. While National EMS Week will be an integral part of the campaign, EMS Strong will become the vehicle to drive awareness, interest and excitement about the profession year-round.

     

     Future National EMS Week dates:

    2016 May 15 - 21, EMSC Day Wednesday May 18

    2017 May 21 - 27, EMSC Day Wednesday May 24

    2018 May 20 - 26, EMSC Day Wednesday May 23

     

    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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