EMSC Day & EMS Week

Each year, National EMS Week recognizes and thanks EMS clinicians for their life-saving work on the frontlines of our healthcare system.

Special theme days of EMS Week help to structure the week’s activities. Wednesday is set aside for EMS for Children, or "EMSC" Day. EMSC Day is an annual opportunity to thank EMS clinicians for their dedication to meeting children's unique health needs and to spotlight the work of the federal EMSC Program. Now in its 40th year, the EMSC Program conducts research, creates resources and training, and offers improvement initiatives that empower emergency systems and clinicians to be ready to provide optimal emergency care for every child, every day.

Get involved with EMSC Day 2024!

In honor of EMSC Day, the EMSC Program will host a webinar, “Prehospital Pediatric Airway Management: The Past, Present, and Future,” May 22 from 5-6:30 pm ET. The session will cover historical milestones, current practices, and future advancements shaping pediatric airway management in EMS. 1.5 hours of free CE will be available through Prodigy EMS (must participate in the live webinar to receive it). Learn more and register

You can get involved with thanking EMS clinicians for providing high-quality care for children in several ways:

You can also access resources and tools to be “pediatric ready” here.