Emergency Medical Services Week

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Emergency medical services (EMS) Week, or EMS Week, was originally authorized by President Gerald Ford November 4, 1974 for the week of November 3 - 10.[1] In 2017 EMS week was May 21-27.[2] The theme of 2017 was "Always In Service."[3] Locally the leadership of EMS agencies, Hospitals, and representatives from local or state legislature recognize EMS personnel during the week through events such as cook outs, give-aways, awards, and public recognition.[4]

2018 will mark the 44th annual EMS Week on May 20-26.[4]

Past Themes[edit]

2006 - EMS: Serving on Health Care’s Front Line.[5]

2007 - Extraordinary People, Extraordinary Service.[6]

2008 - Your Life is Our Mission[7]

2009 - A Proud Partner In Your Community[8]

2010 - Anytime. Anywhere. We’ll be there.[9]

2011 - Everyday Hero's[10]

2012 - EMS, More Than A Job, A Calling[11]

2013 - EMS: One Mission. One Team.[12]

2014 - Dedicated. For Life.[13]

2015 - EMS Strong[14]

2016 - Called To Care[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CELEBRATE THE EMS COMMUNITY DURING EMS WEEK 2016". www.ems.gov. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. April 2016. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Celebrate EMS Week". www.naemt.org. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Always In Service, EMS Week 2017" (PDF). EMSStrong.Org. May 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "National EMS Week". www.naemt.org. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  5. ^ "EMS: Serving on Health Care's Front Line | Articles | Mount Nittany Health System". www.mountnittany.org. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  6. ^ "2007 EMS Week Set for May 20-26 -- Occupational Health & Safety". Occupational Health & Safety. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Celebrating EMS Week 2008". www.mouseski.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Suffolk Regional EMS Council (REMSCO)". www.suffolkremsco.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  9. ^ "EMS Week Thank You - Emergency Medical - Ambulance Safety - ZOLL". www.zoll.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  10. ^ "EMS Week 2011 Kit Released | EMS World". www.emsworld.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  11. ^ "Emergency medical services not a job, but a calling". thedailynews.cc. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  12. ^ "EMS Week 2013: One Mission. One Team. - safety.smart911.com". safety.smart911.com. 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  13. ^ "National EMS Week 2014: Dedicated. For Life. | First Responder Network Authority". www.firstnet.gov. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  14. ^ "National EMS Week 2015 | First Responder Network Authority". www.firstnet.gov. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  15. ^ "EMS Week 2016 is May 15–21". www.jems.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 

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