National EMS Week is May 18-24

National EMS Week 2014 will take place May 18-24. This year’s theme is “EMS: Dedicated. For Life.” Make plans now to show your appreciation to the dedicated EMS providers in your department, highlight the role of EMS in your community, and recruit new members to your EMS team.

National EMS Week is sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The 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.”

ACEP offers the National EMS Week Planning Guide on the EMS Week web site at The information and resources in this guide can be used to implement EMS Week initiatives as well as long-term public education and safety programs. In addition, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians offers the EMS Week Ideas web site at