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National EMS Week: Recognizing EMS Professionals

Emergency Medical Technicians respond to more than 200 million calls each year, each one requiring specialized skills, knowledge and a calm, collected response. 

National EMS Week celebrates EMTs, paramedics and all EMS professions who care for patients with compassion, efficiency and give so much to their communities. 

This year, as we recognize the 50th anniversary of the first National EMS Week, we're reminded of their dedication to public service and commitment to providing exceptional care. This year’s theme, “Honoring Our Past. Forging Our Future” encourages us to celebrate the contributions of EMS professionals and continue to support advancements in the future.
Throughout National EMS Week, if you see an EMT, paramedic or EMS professional, or connect with them on social media, join us in telling them thanks. Visit the National Association for EMTs, or the American College of Emergency Physicians to get more information about National EMS week.