National Registry Celebrates EMS Week 2024

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is a proud sponsor of EMS WEEK and we invite you to celebrate with us. This year, as we recognize the 50th anniversary of the first National EMS Week, we honor those who came before us, especially those who challenged the status quo and raised the bar for all of us. And at the same time, we look forward, building on their efforts and committing ourselves to forge a future for the next generation of EMS professionals to serve their communities. Learn more about EMS Week 2024!

EMS Week is presented by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Associations of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). 

A Letter from the Board of Directors Chair and our Executive Director

Happy EMS Week 2024! We want to express our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for your contributions and service to your communities.
Happy EMS Week from the National Registry

We see you! A Salute To EMS Clinicians

The National Registry is the proud sponsor of EMS Recognition Day during EMS Week 2024. This year we continue our series of stories called Critical Connections. Each article highlights the unique careers of EMS clinicians across the United States and our nation's military. From a history-making paramedic to the unique story of an EMT lifeguard, we invite you to check out all the articles. 
Calm and collected; an Ohio paramedic makes history with her city’s department
The journey of an EMS chief: serving the community & leading change

Waves of change: A departure from the Baywatch narrative

From Special Forces to a special career

The next chapter could save someone's life: EMS education's role in a successful career

Critical Connections 2023 Stories
50 Consecutive Years of National Registry Certification
Be a rock in the moment people are falling apart

A night to remember: Volunteer firefighter reflects
on the importance of EMS training

An unexpected destiny - how one EMS provider discovered
sometimes fate has other plans

43 years down and a lifetime to go: Newly retired Paramedic
reflects on his decades of service and future in EMS education



EMS Week 2024: 50th Anniversary

Check out all the great stories, past and present, at There, all the partners share information abuot the past, present, and future of EMS. 
EMS Week 2024 Press Release
EMS Week 2024: Honoring Our Past. Forging Our Future.

Stay Strong! 
EMS Week 2024 offers several articles to help improve your physical and mental well-being. We encourage you to check them out!
Resource Center for National EMS Week