National EMS Week is May 21-27; this is a week established by President Ford to honor First Responders and EMS practitioners for all that they do to protect the nation. This year marks the 43rd annual celebration of National EMS Week, the theme of this year being “Always in Service” – a fitting theme, due to the fact that EMS must be prepared for emergencies of any scale, 24/7.
First Responders in communities across the nation are planning events based on daily themes:
- Monday, May 22: Education Day
- Tuesday, May 23: Safety Day
- Wednesday, May 24: EMS for Children Day
- Thursday, May 25: Save-a-Life Day
- Friday, May 26: EMS Recognition Day
(read more about the schedule here)
Keep an eye out for National EMS Week activities in your area!
Thank you, First Responders across the Nation, for everything that you do to keep us safe!
Wondering what gear First Responders carry? Shop our First Responder Kits here – designed and stocked with input from EMS.
Gift Ideas for the First Responders in your Life:
AED First Responder Kit: A convenient and portable kit ideal for Basic Emergency First Aid.
Naloxone Bag: A handy bag that makes it easy to transport Naloxone supplies.
SOF Wide Tactical Tourniquet: A must have tool for all First Responders!
Pro III Trauma Pack: Easy storage to accommodate all First Responder supplies, with room to spare.
Big Larry NEBO Flashlight: This LED light comes equipped with a powerful magnetic base, so you never have to worry about finding a place to balance it.