Virginians rely on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to respond to the call for help and to provide quality prehospital care during their greatest time of need. National EMS Week is May 21 – 27, 2023. EMS for Children Day, May 24, focuses on the pediatric patient and the specialized care required when providing treatment to them.
EMS Week recognizes the dedication of 37,880 EMS providers and 552 agencies in Virginia. Last year, EMS providers responded to more than 1.65 million calls for help in Virginia, which represents approximately 4,520 incidents per day.