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EMS Strong honors first responders with ‘Stronger Together’ campaign

The annual campaign will bring together resources that are committed to fortifying the EMS community and increasing National EMS Week awareness

By EMS1 Staff

WASHINGTON — A campaign to honor EMS providers was recently announced by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians in an effort to raise National EMS Week awareness.

According to a press release, this year’s EMS Strong campaign will be “Stronger Together” and will bring together organizations and other resources that are dedicated to fortifying the EMS community and commending recent accomplishments.


“Last year’s devastating disasters and mass casualty incidents revealed the strength, dedication and willingness of the EMS community to come to together, across the nation, in a time of dire need to aid our country,” ACEP President Dr. Paul Kivela said. “Now, more than ever, we must come together and honor the sacrifices that the EMS community makes by increasing awareness and finding opportunities to protect and pursue the interests of our nation’s EMS professionals.”

Each day of EMS Week, which is May 20-26, will be dedicated to the “Stronger Together” theme with the following events:

  • Monday, May 21: Education Day
  • Tuesday, May 22: Safety Day
  • Wednesday, May 23: EMS for Children Day
  • Thursday, May 24: Save-a-Life Day
  • Friday, May 25: EMS Recognition Day

NAEMT is devoted to a future in which EMS is highly recognized and respected across all healthcare professions and among other healthcare stakeholders,” NAEMT President Dennis Rowe said. “Whether it be through funding, resources or political and public support, an enhanced EMS workforce allows practitioners to provide better patient care.”