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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

EMS Week 2015

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 - EMS Strong.

American Flag 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 >>
EMTs with ambulance and patient From the ASPR Blog:  Thoughts for New EMTs
Kevin Horahan, paramedic and HHS/ASPR Senior Policy Analyst, provides insights for rising EMS professionals, noting the importance of staying focused, setting the tone for patient care, and other aspect of the importance of the EMS community during disasters and every day.  Check out the video >>
Sleeping baby EMS for Children Day:  May 20, 2015
EMS for Children Day is a time to raise awareness about the need to improve and expand specialized care for children in the prehospital and acute care settings. Take some time to learn how hospital personnel, EMS providers, EMSC grantees, and parents or caregivers can better meet children's needs. 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 >>

Watch, Listen and Learn

YouTube Icon.  Thoughts for New EMTs by Kevin Horahan
  • This page last reviewed: May 18, 2015