Braun Ambulances will be celebrating EMS Week 2018! This year’s activities will be celebrated May 20-26th and will be focused around the theme “Stronger Together.” “Last year’s devastating disasters and mass casualty incidents revealed the strength, dedication, and willingness of the EMS community to come to together, across the nation, in a time of dire need to aid our country,” says Dr. Paul D. Kivela, president, ACEP. “Now, more than ever, we must come together and honor the sacrifices that the EMS community makes by increasing awareness and finding opportunities to protect and pursue the interests of our nation’s EMS professionals.” This is the inspiration for this year’s theme and we’ll proudly be honoring it at Braun Ambulances with some special events.
History of EMS Week
Each year, EMS Week is celebrated in the third week of May. In the early 1980s, the ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) began collecting and distributing ideas and information for EMS Week. The ACEP printed, prepared, and distributed EMS Week planning kits; currently, about 25,000 EMS Week Planning Guides are distributed to EMS Services, fire departments, rescue squads, volunteer groups, and emergency departments across the United States, free of charge. They are distributed by the ACEP and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Each year, these guides contain ideas for local activities in celebration of EMS Week and highlight the programs that were hosted the year before.
What’s It All About?
This year’s EMS Week will cover one theme per day. These themes include Education Day, Safety Day, EMS for Children Day, Save-A-Life (CPR and Stop the Bleed) Day, and EMS Recognition Day. EMS Week themes aim to not only celebrate and honor those who serve, but to educate the public on how the EMS System works and why it’s so important for communities.
How Will Braun Ambulances Celebrate?
Now through May 19th, Braun Ambulances is accepting image submissions from our online community. These images should feature at least two crew members in front of or inside a Braun ambulance (or ambulances – the more, the merrier!) These photo submissions will be shared on Braun Ambulances’ social media sites during EMS Week (May 20th-26th) as part of the “Stronger Together” theme.
Each day during EMS Week, Braun Ambulances will also be doing an educational social post to create awareness regarding the EMS profession. In addition, we will have giveaways that coincide with each of these posts. You can help spread awareness for EMS services by sharing those daily posts and be entered to win a prize pack by doing so. Make sure you follow our Facebook page to see when the posts go up!
Here at Braun Ambulances, we know we’re stronger together. Showcase your ambulances and your crew and show us how you’re stronger together, too! You may email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to May 19th. We look forward to seeing and sharing your submissions!