How Do You Celebrate EMS Week?

National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2015, is the perfect time to honor your local EMS professionals and promote awareness of their everyday services to the public.

Across the country agencies are celebrating with educational events for their communities, special fund raising opportunities for local causes, and events that show appreciation for EMS personnel.

You can read about many of them at

Below are 2 unique and inspiring ways EMS Week is being celebrated across the country this year.

National EMS Memorial Bike Ride: Honor EMS personnel who have died and those who continue to serve the public everyday with long distance cycling events and by promoting healthy lifestyles. Visit for more information.

East Coast Ride — May 16-23, 2015

Kentucky Ride — May 16-23, 2015

Colorado Ride — June 24-26, 2015

West Coast Ride — September 21-26, 2015

EMS Week Bass Tournament: Participants in this Chattanooga, Tenn., tournament consist of active EMS and first responders fishing to raise money for their local charities, the Forgotten Child Fund and the Paramedic Scholarship Program. This year’s tournament will be May 18, 2015. Visit for more information.

How are you celebrating EMS Week in your community? We’d love to hear about it! Share your events on social media with #EMSSTRONG.

EMS Week: May 17-23

EMS Week is your chance to recognize your hard-working team of professionals. Use this link to find EMS Strong gifts and promotional items to meet any budget:

The EMS Strong campaign seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide and to take National EMS Week into the future. For more information go to

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