The Resource Center for National EMS Week


Shining a spotlight on the people and events that inspire our industry. Read about your fellow EMS professionals, rising to the challenge every day. 

Movies depicting EMS typically show EMTs and paramedics rushing to the scene of emergencies, sirens blaring.  Bryony Gilbey, a former producer for ABC News and 60 Minutes, took a different approach. Her new documentary, “Honorable But Broken: EMS in Crisis,” explores how a critical workforce shortage and inadequate funding threatens the existence of EMS, particularly in

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Honorable But Broken New EMS Documentary Explores the Impact of EMS Funding Challenges

May 2024 will represent the 50th anniversary of EMS Week. As we approach this year’s EMS Week, we examine the importance of reflecting on our profession. How can we continue to honor the profession, take care of our clinicians and educate the public on the valuable role of EMS? Here, we explore the challenges facing our

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Asking the Big Questions

by Matt Philbrick – Manager, GMR Life, Global Medical Response“We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that frontline responders, emergency responders of all disciplines, can benefit from having comprehensive  and supported health and wellness resources.”Emergency Medical Services is an incredible profession.  As an emergency responder, we have a unique opportunity to serve our communities

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GMR Life: Supporting emergency responders and changing mental health stigma in EMS

By the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)When a co-worker decides to quit, it can be hard on those who remain on the job. They may have to pick up the slack for the EMT or paramedic who left, and it may make them question their own loyalty to a job that demands so

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How to Create a Culture of Workforce Engagement in EMS

The STOP THE BLEED® Project’s sole purpose is to engage the public to learn about the STOP THE BLEED® campaign. From experience, we know that once people find out about how many lives are lost due to traumatic bleeding and that many of these lives could have been saved, if only someone knew what to

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The 2023 STOP THE BLEED® Project Launches

Each year, National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is hosted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Associations of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) to recognize and celebrate the work of EMS clinicians. Special theme days of EMS Week help to structure the week’s activities, with Wednesday set aside for

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EMSC Day & EMS Week

Fresh out of high school, James Avery had no idea what he wanted to do in life. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do after high school,” Avery said. “I was thinking at first about the military because that’s what a lot of my friends did. But I decided to go to college at

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An Unexpected Destiny: Sharing the Stories of Nationally Certified EMS Clinicians

An Improved Resources HubNHTSA’s Office of EMS (OEMS) develops and promotes resources to improve EMS systems, educates the public about the value of EMS and shares data collected by clinicians across the nation. To expand access to important information for the entire EMS community, we’ve created a convenient, new online source for all things’s

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Resources and Updates from the NHTSA OEMS

EMTs for Ford County Fire & EMS prepare gear in an ambulance. All public safety agencies in Ford County use FirstNet. Ford County Depends on FirstNet for Reliable CommunicationsFord County, Kansas, sits in the middle of the country and covers a mere 1,100 square miles. With just under 40,000 residents, it’s a community with a

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Fulfilling Big Needs in Rural Kansas

At Teleflex, people are our priority – from our customers and their patients to our employees, partners, and suppliers around the world. Our deep commitment to putting people first has driven us to build a unique, patient centric portfolio of differentiated medical devices that are designed to deliver improved outcomes. This includes products that help to save

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Prioritizing Patients

Every second counts when stabilizing life-threatening trauma cases. This course, taught by qualified nurses, prepares you with the knowledge, critical thinking skills and training needed to provide high-quality, trauma nursing care. After completing this course, you will be able to properly assess and implement evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for your patients. Here’s a glimpse into

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Trauma Nursing Core Course

T-Mobile’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) responds to critical incidents and major events on a regular basis.Casey Muilenburg, the T-Mobile ERT member responsible for FEMA Regions 9 (CA, NV, AZ) and 10 (WA, OR, ID) agreed to provide some insight to ERT capabilities. Casey has been an ERT member for ten years and holds multiple FEMA

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T-Mobile’s Emergency Response Team – An Inside Look

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