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EMS Week 2024

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In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. May 19-25, 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of EMS Week. This year’s theme, “Honoring Our Past. Forging Our Future,” reminds us to acknowledge the foundational work of those who came before us, while also striving to build and lead the EMS system we envision for our future.

Thank you for your sacrifices, dedication and service to your communities. Happy EMS Week from EMS1.

Saving lives with bleeding control training and education
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Kelly Grayson: “Paramedics save lives, EMTs save paramedics"; championing the role of EMTs
It’s important to foster effectiveness, professionalism and excellency; as well as core values of human decency, empathy, kindness and respect
Reflecting on how far EMS has come in 50 years
EMS leaders hold the blueprints as we enter the era of evidence-based practices
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This day’s theme highlights the pediatric clinical care provided by EMS and the need for increased specialized training for our youngest patients
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Inspiring ways to recognize providers’ contributions, educate the community and recruit the next generation
Larry Ganske and Kris Kruckman look at what has changed in EMS since they started
Tuesday’s theme aims to foster a culture of safety, collaboration and preparedness within the EMS industry and in local communities
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This symbol shows that we belong to something important and we are part of the power, strength and knowledge of every EMT
Participants in the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride honor the fallen and support their loved ones
Educating the public about when it is appropriate to call EMS – and how quickly we should get there