EMS STRONG launched to celebrate and inspire the EMS community; amplify EMS Week

Dallas, TX - The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), is proud to announce EMS STRONG, a new campaign designed to unite and inspire emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, strengthen the profession on a national level and expand and amplify National EMS Week.

The campaign brings together key associations, media partners and corporate sponsors who are committed to celebrating the EMS professional, strengthening the profession and bringing EMS Week into the future.  

“For more than 40 years, ACEP has been involved in growing national EMS Week,” said ACEP president Dr. Michael Gerardi. “With this new campaign and the partnership with NAEMT, we look forward to further expanding national EMS Week and bringing more awareness to the extraordinary men and women of EMS.”

The foundation of the campaign is a new website: The website provides a robust offering of resources, such as inspiring EMS personnel stories and profiles and EMS Week ideas, activities, templates. The website also encourages engagement from EMS personnel and invites them to share EMS STRONG content with their own social media networks.

In addition to celebrating first responders, the year-long campaign will seek to raise the visibility of EMS within local communities and other health professions, as well as work to further position EMS as an indispensable part of the healthcare continuum.

Integral to the campaign’s success is the involvement of the corporate sponsors, strategic association partners and strategic media partners.

Corporate Sponsors include:
Platinum: Genentech

Gold: American Heart Association, Covidien, MedaPoint, Inc., MedicAlert Foundation, OnStar, Stryker, Teleflex

Bronze: Advanced Circulatory, American Red Cross, Enhanced Management Services, ESO Solutions, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Laerdal Medical Corp., Moore Medical

Strategic Association Partners include:
American Ambulance Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Association of EMS Educators, National Association of EMS Physicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, National EMS Management Association, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Strategic Media Partners include:, EMS WORLD, JEMS

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