EMS Week Theme Days
Celebrate EMS Week around these theme days. Learn more about EMS Week

Sunday is Health, Wellness, and Resilience Day

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To promote the health, wellness and resilience of EMS providers and patients. Health, Wellness, and Resilience Day highlights the need to recognize and care for the health and wellness of EMS providers and patients and share ideas on strengthening resilience. It is an opportunity to step back and take care of ourselves through self-care as well as to care for our fellow EMS professionals and the patients who are in our care every day.

Monday is Education Day

Highlighting public education programs and EMS provider education Education Day seeks to highlight community educational programs, as well as the importance of continuing education for EMS practitioners.

Today we highlight the NEMSQA measure webinar series with Prodigy EMS. 

Tuesday is EMS Safety Day

To promote Safety for the EMS provider, the patient, and the public Safety Day encourages first responders to focus on risk and prevention rather than possible negative outcomes and aims to promote the advancement of safety measures for both the community and the profession.

The Lights and Siren Collaborative change package, Improving Safety in EMS: Reducing the Use of Lights and Siren, provides the EMS community with now-proven strategies to improve safety for clinicians, patients, and community.

Wednesday is EMS for Children Day
To highlight the special needs of caring for children EMS for Children Day highlights the distinctive physiological and psychological aspects of caring for children and serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about improving specialized care for children in pre-hospital and acute care settings. 

In celebration of the 2024 National EMS Week theme, “Honoring our Past, Forging our Future,” the EMSC Program will host a webinar, “Prehospital Pediatric Airway Management: The Past, Present, and Future,” May 22 from 4-5:30 pm CT. 1.5 hours of free CE will be available through Prodigy EMS (must participate in the live webinar to receive). Registration required. 

The session will cover historical milestones, current practices, and future advancements shaping pediatric airway management in EMS. Speakers will include:

Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS
Lorin R. Browne, DO
Joelle Donofrio-Odmann, DO, FAAP, FACEP, FAEMS
Henry E. Wang, MD, MS


Thursday is Save-A-Life Day
To promote Stop the Bleed, public CPR programs and other programs It doesn’t matter how quickly EMS practitioners get to a scene—bystanders will almost always be there first. Save-A-Life Day empowers the general public to learn and apply steps that can be taken to help save a life. 

Join Prodigy EMS and the National Association of EMS Physicians in honoring EMS Week on Save a Life Day on May 23! Register now for "Disparities in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Creating Community Impact" May 23, 2:00 pm CT.  Black & Hispanic patients in OOHCA are less likely to get early bystander CPR. How can we improve? Free CE. 

Friday is EMS Recognition Day


To recognize your local EMS heroes and those who save lives through the EMS system. On EMS Recognition Day, we honor members of the EMS community who regularly go above and beyond what’s expected. It’s a day to give gratitude to first responders for their unwavering commitment to serve their communities. 

On EMS Recognition Day we honor our NEMSQA Agency members that demonstrate a commitment to pursue measurable improvement in patient care and outcomes and provider safety. 

Saturday is EMS Remembrance Day

To honor emergency medical services personnel who have died in the line-of-duty and to recognize the ultimate sacrifice they made for their communities. We thank them for their service to EMS and for bringing comfort and lifesaving care to their patients. They leave us with the proud memory of their commitment and dedication to EMS. This day is set aside to recognize those fallen EMS professionals and their families.