National EMS for Children Day
Each year, the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to celebrate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. The Wednesday within the week-long celebration is designated as EMS for Children Day.
National EMS Week and EMS for Children Day feature hundreds of grassroots activities coast-to-coast. On Wednesday, local communities and medical personnel are encouraged to focus their EMS Week activities on raising public awareness about the need for specialized emergency care for children.
EMS for Children Day 2013
EMS for Children Day 2013 was celebrated on Wednesday, May 22, as part of the larger National EMS Week celebration scheduled for May 19-25. To help with pre-promotional efforts, Save-the-Date artwork was available for download for insertion into emails or websites. An EMS for Children Day Promotional Guide was also available for download. In addition to providing useful ideas about planning for the day-long celebration, the booklet references many downloadable items, which can be used to help promote pediatric emergency medical care within your community; to decorate letterhead, websites, and emails; and to educate and entertain children.
For more information about EMS Week, download a copy of ACEP's 2013 EMS Week Planner or become a fan of the National EMS Week Facebook page. Information about EMS for Children Day and the EMSC Program were featured in the 2013 EMS Week Planner (see the article titled "Saving Kids Lives: Latest EMS Educational Opportunities to Improve Care Provided to Children."
EMS for Children Day Photo Gallery
National Events and Activities
Since 2009, the NRC has hosted a special event to commemorate the celebration. The event is held at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and features many fun activities and give-aways. See the promotional flyer for additional details about the 2011 event. Also available is a podcast featuring an interview between Heather Caspi, editor-in-chief of www.EMS Responder.com, and EMSC Family Representative Melanie Jarreau on the importance of EMSC and the celebration of EMSC Day 2009.