EMS Week 2024

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 19-25, 2024. EMS for Children Day, May 22, focuses on the pediatric patient and the specialized care required when providing treatment to them.

EMS Week recognizes the dedication of 38,721 EMS providers and 552 agencies in Virginia. Last year, EMS providers responded to more than 1.72 million calls for help in Virginia, which represents approximately 4,712 incidents per day. 

National EMS Week will feature a theme for each day of this special week. Learn more about EMS Week at: https://emsweek.org/.

The 2024 National EMS Week themed days are as follows:

  • Sunday is “Health, Wellness, and Resilience Day” to promote the health, wellness and resilience of EMS providers and patients.
  • Monday is “Education Day” to highlight both public education programs and EMS provider education;
  • Tuesday is “EMS Safety Day” to promote safety for the EMS provider, the patient and the public;
  • Wednesday is “EMS for Children Day” to highlight the special needs of the pediatric patient;
  • Thursday is “Save-A-Life Day”/”National Stop the Bleed” to promote CPR and Stop the Bleed, which is citizen bleeding control education, “Until Help Arrives” – active bystander training, public CPR programs and other related education programs;
  • Friday is “EMS Recognition Day” to recognize your local EMS heroes and those saved by the EMS system.
  • Saturday is “EMS Remembrance Day” to honor EMS personnel who have died in the line-of-duty and to recognize the ultimate sacrifice they made for their communities.

Please join us in recognizing the inspiring contributions of our extraordinary EMS providers, as we thank them for their dedication to serving their neighbors and communities.