Collegiate EMS Week, which takes place during the second full week in November and was modeled after National EMS Week in May sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and endorsed by Congress, is a week-long recognition and celebration of campus-based EMS and provides an annual opportunity for campus-based EMS organizations to highlight their activities and educate their communities.
We know that 2020 isn't a traditional year, and this isn't a traditional Collegiate EMS Week. We've all had to adapt our EMS operations and our learning to COVID-19, and EMS Week will adapt too. While the same types of in-person events held in past years may not be practical this year, we nonetheless want to know how your organization is celebrating Collegiate EMS Week or other ways you've adapted your messaging, outreach, and CPR/Stop the Bleed Education to your campus community throughout this year. Share your success stories with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging us in your social media posts.
Below you may download for free the NCEMSF EMS Week Packet. Included in this packet is a wide variety of information from public service announcements and press releases to ideas for EMS Week activities. All materials are designed to help you inform your campus and surrounding communities about collegiate EMS as well as EMS in general. This information is intended to be a starting point, feel free to modify it and add your own information. Of note, the packet's suggested activities do not incorporate distancing or virtual delivery, but should still provide good ideas for activities that can be adapted to the current environment.
Colleges develop and train those that will serve as future leaders both within the healthcare community and community at large. NCEMSF encourages you to develop activities that not only reach out to your campus community, but also include your campus’ greater community.
To kick off Collegiate EMS Week each year, NCEMSF sponsors National Collegiate CPR Day (see associated page). The goal is to see that as many people receive CPR training as possible. Even if you cannot kick off your EMS Week with this event, we hope you will consider it as a part of your EMS Week activities.
To highlight your group’s activities during EMS Week and to help NCEMSF publicize EMS Week such that it gains notoriety and acceptance please submit any materials you develop and any documentation that you create or gather as part of these events to NCEMSF. Newspaper clippings, videos, pictures, brochures and other handouts are all appreciated.
Collegiate EMS Week will be held the following days:
22nd Annual Collegiate EMS Week: November 9-15, 2020
23rd Annual Collegiate EMS Week: November 8-12, 2021
Have a safe and enjoyable EMS Week!
Media coverage of past Campus EMS Week celebrations and events:
- EMS World Magazine
- Jones and Bartlett Publishing
- Rice University EMS
- RPI Ambulance
- University of San Francisco EMRS
- SUNY Oswego SAVAC
- Cornell University EMS
- pdf Illini EMS
Contact the NCEMSF EMS Week Coordinator with questions: email@example.com