CLINTON, Miss. — The National EMS Week Ideas web site, www.emsweekideas.org, helps our
nation’s EMS practitioners celebrate their profession during National EMS Week, May 20-26, and
is an excellent professional resource year round. The site, hosted by NAEMT and sponsored by
EMS World, provides opportunities for EMS practitioners to explore new ways to celebrate,
participate in, and grow their profession.
The site presents a wealth of ideas for engaging in the full spectrum of EMS activities. EMS
practitioners can access:
- Comprehensive resources on EMS career options and ways to advance their careers
- Tips for using social networking as a professional tool
- A guide to advocating for EMS in their communities, within their states, and at the
- federal level
- Planning tools for National EMS Week
- Great project ideas for providing community education and increasing public awareness
- Information about the history of EMS and the people who have made significant
- contributions to its progress
The newly designed site offers numerous resources on each page to help site visitors learn more
about activities of interest and assist them in getting involved.
NAEMT President Connie Meyer urges EMS practitioners across the nation to get involved, stating,
“This is the most comprehensive National EMS Week resource available. I hope that all EMS
practitioners will visit the site and take advantage of the information and materials to promote
our profession and enhance their careers.”
Visit the newly redesigned site at www.emsweekideas.org.
Formed in 1975 and today more than 32,000 members strong, the National Association of
Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the only national association dedicated to
representing the professional interests of all emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners,
including paramedics, advanced emergency medical technicians, emergency medical technicians
emergency medical responders and other professionals working in prehospital emergency
medicine. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies,
fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special
operations settings, and in the military.