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EMS Week Is May 16-22

This year Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is especially poignant as providers around the country remain on the COVID-19 front lines, fighting a pandemic that has claimed almost 600,000 American lives. EMS providers continue to treat and transport COVID and non-COVID patients and offer non-traditional services, like telemedicine and vaccine administration.

We salute EMS providers around the nation who are providing these vital services every single day!

Tonya Hoover

EMS providers throughout our nation continue to champion the 2021 theme of EMS Week by their demonstrated strong commitment to providing emergency medical care to their communities. The USFA is aware and appreciates all the many sacrifices that EMS providers are making.

We thank all EMS providers for their selfless dedication, as well as the families who support them during these most challenging times.

THIS IS EMS:
CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

Each weekday of EMS Week, a topic area is highlighted to increase awareness about job resources for providers or to recognize service.

THIS IS EMS:
CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

Each weekday of EMS Week, a topic area is highlighted to increase awareness about job resources for providers or to recognize service.

EMS providers
Mon, May 17

EMS Education

The USFA's National Fire Academy provides classroom and distance learning opportunities for EMS providers. Our courses cover EMS supervisory management practices, incident command for medium to large patient incidents, and management and planning of specialized operations.

NFA students

Browse training opportunities

Tue, May 18

Safety Tuesday

The health and safety of EMS providers is a critical issue for both fire departments and third service providers. We offer several research-based guidebooks to help keep EMS personnel and their patients safe and prepare fire departments for special EMS operations.

Wed, May 19

EMS for Children

It's important that kids know how to call 911 in an emergency. Use this pictograph in your community outreach to communicate this message to people with low literacy.

Thu, May 20

Save-a-Life

Use our social media cards and pictographs to communicate life-saving messages about CPR and Stop the Bleed in your community.

Stop the Bleed social media card

Browse our outreach materials

Fri, May 21

EMS Recognition Day

Over the past year, the pandemic has further demonstrated the importance of EMS providers in our communities. The dedication of career and volunteer EMTs, paramedics and other EMS practitioners has rightfully earned them the admiration and gratitude of the people they serve.

The USFA recognizes the many roles of EMS providers and the people behind the scenes who support them. Thank you for all that you do!