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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

EMS Week 2014

Every day, people depend on the EMS system to help them handle personal disasters, such as car crashes, heart attacks, or strokes. But we also rely on EMTs, paramedics and first responders to serve on the front lines of the health care and public health response to disasters and other large-scale incidents. These practitioners help individuals and communities remain resilient. They are truly - Dedicated for Life.

Ambulances used in response to Hurricane Irene. Honoring Emergency Medical Services during EMS Week:  A statement from Dr. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
This week, we honor EMS professionals for their dedication to public service. Our nation draws on diverse network of EMS physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers, and support staff in every community. Learn More >>
EMTs with ambulance and patient From the ASPR Blog: EMS Week Blog Series
Check out ASPR's blog series to the role that EMS plays in emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
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Even better EMS training to deliver good medicine in bad places |
EMS Patient Care Reports ARE Health Records
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Presidential Proclamation:  Emergency Medical Services Week
EMS practitioners help our families, friends, and neighbors in their darkest moments. President Obama encourages us to recognize EMS Week by showing our support for our local EMS providers and taking steps to improve personal safety and preparedness. Learn More >>
Sleeping baby EMS for Children Day:  May 21, 2014
This year’s observance marks the 30-year celebration of the EMS for Children Program. The program raises awareness among healthcare professionals, EMS and trauma system planners, and the general public about the ways that children respond to illness or injury.   Learn More >>
First Responders
Join the Public Health Response
When is the best time to choose to help those who need it most in the wake of a disaster or an emergency?  Before a disaster strikes!  Learn how can join the public health response and stand ready to help save lives and protect health following a disaster or emergency.  Learn More >>

  • This page last reviewed: April 28, 2015