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Start Planning Now to Celebrate EMS Week May 16-22, 2021

March 30, 2021

NASEMSO strongly supports this year’s campaign for EMS Week – “This Is EMS: Caring for our Communities.”  Celebrated annually, this year it is particularly poignant to recognize our EMS heroes due to the personal sacrifices many have made to support their communities during the global pandemic. Please join us in thanking everyone who stepped up to the challenge!!!  #emsweek, #thisisems and #emsstrong 

Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition Launches Major Grassroots Campaign

March 19, 2021

 On the heels of the introduction of important legislation to fund the modernization of the nation’s 9-1-1 systems to Next Generation 9-1-1, the Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition announces the launch of a wide-ranging grassroots campaign to educate policymakers and build additional support. 

 The Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition consists of national public safety associations representing law enforcement, fire, EMS, and 9-1-1 professionals who know best what is needed to modernize 9-1-1 and improve emergency response. Learn more at the coalition’s website, which contains detailed information including facts and myths about NG9-1- 1 legislation. 

2021 National EMS Week – A Time to Honor EMS Professionals

March 18, 2021


The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), is proud to announce the EMS Week 2021 theme: THIS IS EMS: CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES. The annual campaign recognizes the heroes who provide emergency medical services in communities across the country and takes place May 16th-21st this year.

EMS Week dedicates five days to specific themes, and first responders are encouraged to plan activities and events around these themes in their communities.

·     Monday, May 17: EMS Education Day

·     Tuesday, May 18: EMS Safety Day

·     Wednesday, May 19: EMS for Children Day

·     Thursday, May 20: Save-A-Life Day (CPR & National Stop the Bleed Day)

·     Friday, May 21: EMS Recognition Day

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

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