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Celebrate National EMS Week

CLINTON, Miss. — The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) has just launched a new EMS Week Ideas web site, www.emsweekideas.org, to help our nation’s EMS practitioners celebrate their profession during National EMS Week, May 15-21. The site, hosted by NAEMT and sponsored by EMS World, helps EMS practitioners explore new ways to celebrate, participate in, support and grow their profession.

The site presents a wealth of ideas for engaging in the full spectrum of EMS activities. EMS practitioners can gather information on advancing their career, staying safe on the job, becoming an advocate for EMS, increasing public awareness, and recognizing and supporting the profession’s heroes and history. Additional resources on each page help practitioners consider new activities of interest and assist them in getting started.

NAEMT President Connie Meyer urges EMS practitioners across the nation to get involved, stating, “Take advantage of the EMS Week Ideas web site to find out more about what you can do in the EMS profession and to share the best of EMS with your community.”

The site is live at www.emsweekideas.org.

More than 32,000 members strong, NAEMT is the nation’s only professional association representing all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, first responders and other professionals working in pre-hospital 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.