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EMS Week 2018

Welcome to the EMS Week 2018 special coverage section, sponsored by Stryker. This year’s theme is “Stronger Together,” and we have compiled a host of features in tribute to the spirit of EMS, and resources to guide your commemoration.

EMS industry members demonstrated what it means to be “Stronger Together” by motivating each other through social media
From memorial statues to challenge coins, first responders are feeling the love from states around the country
EMS1 leaders reflect on the fitting theme of EMS Week 2018, and how their colleagues have furthered their own careers and contributions to the field
In honor of EMS Week, North Stonington Ambulance taught kids about the EMS industry by demonstrating on stuffed animals
Celebrating those who spend their days and nights helping others when they need help the most during EMS Week 2018
Departments are marking the occasion by enhancing their training skills, teaching lifesaving lessons and reminding providers to always have their partner’s back
The Empire State Building will be illuminated in yellow, white and blue with a red and white halo at sunset
You know who they are – recognize the Ferdinand Magellans, Yodas and Cliff Clavens of your agency during EMS Week
The three organizations are working together to offer free training during National EMS Week
Create a culture of recognition and invest in the proper equipment to support your EMS personnel
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro unveiled the poster, which promotes this year’s “Stronger Together” theme
It’s important to brush up on protocols, equipment and other areas of EMS after taking some time away from the field
“Unit 68” is meant to inspire future generations to become EMTs or paramedics and follows a boy who meets his future self on a mysterious ambulance
The annual campaign will bring together resources that are committed to fortifying the EMS community and increasing National EMS Week awareness
There are great stories waiting for you on every shift; all you need do is start the relationship