The 45th National EMS Week is May 19-25, 2019, bringing together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of EMTs. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation‘s communities. Presented by ACEP and the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT), our EMS Week 2019 theme is “BEYOND the CALL.” Each weekday has a different emphasis:
- May 20: Education
- May 21: Safety Tuesday
- May 22: Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
- May 23: Save-A-Life (CPR and Stop the Bleed)
- May 24: EMS Recognition Day
Looking for ways to celebrate EMS practitioners during EMS Week?