NAEMT accepting nominations to donate to 5 injured EMTs

NAEMT is accepting nominations until Sept. 5 for EMTs who are in financial need due to a severe injury

CLINTON, Miss. — The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and a corporate partner are accepting nominations for an injured EMT to receive a financial donation. Nominations close Sept. 5.

The EMS community is encouraged to tell the story of a first responder who was injured in the line of duty in a way that seriously impacted their ability to do their original job. The injury may have occurred at any time during the EMT’s career, but they must still be alive and living with the effects of their injury.

Five EMS practitioners who were injured during their career will be considered for a donation.

The practitioner must be willing to share their story through various communications including print, online and social media. In case the EMT is unable to make the decision, a family representative may speak for them.

The head of the recipient’s EMS agency must also agree to sharing their story.

Nominations may be submitted by anyone associated with the nominee, such as a fellow EMT, EMS supervisor, a family member or the injured practitioner themselves.

Eligibility for the nomination is open only to emergency responders in U.S. agencies. Local, state and federal responders, as well as career and volunteer responders are eligible.

The following information must be submitted in order to be eligible for the nomination:

  • EMT contact info

  • Agency contact info

  • Supporting information: 700-word narrative about the EMT’s injury and up to 3 supporting documents

The deadline for submission of nominations is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. To submit a nomination, complete the online nomination form here.

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