This year marks the 41st anniversary of National EMS Week, which will be held May 17-23, 2015. The week was originally established by President Gerald Ford in 1973 to acknowledge the important work of emergency responders and bring attention to the fledgling profession.
As Jones & Bartlett Learning celebrates National EMS Week, we want to continue to highlight different events throughout the United States that honor local EMS professionals. In the four decades since its establishment, there have been a variety of ways EMS workers have been acknowledged for the important role they play in saving lives during emergency situations. Some events that are being held this year include:
This year marks the 41st anniversary of National EMS Week and will be celebrated from May 17-23, 2015. This year’s campaign theme, “EMS Strong,” was created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). According to the EMS Strong website, this week-long initiative “brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide.” As a corporate sponsor of the campaign, our Jones & Bartlett Learning team is thrilled to be celebrating alongside EMS students and professionals across the U.S. and we are committed to spotlighting the important role EMS plays in every community year-round.
In honor of EMS week, the Jones & Bartlett Learning staff would like to thank all of you in the EMS community for your dedication and hard work.