Celebration Ideas

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Included in this section are various resources that can help you plan for and celebrate EMS Week and EMS for Children Day. Additional ideas can be found here.


Try to design your EMSC Day campaign to reach a variety of audiences, from healthcare providers to parents and caregivers and even the children themselves.

EMS Week Theme Days

Each year, every weekday of EMS Week is appointed a theme that represents the multi-faceted nature of EMS. This section provides pediatric-focused information to help you celebrate each theme day. New to 2022: Sunday is now Health, Wellness and Resilience Day.

Celebration Ideas

EMSC Day Proclamation

Includes a customizable proclamation and a sample letter to a state or city official to attract public attention to your local activities by designating Wednesday of EMS Week, as EMS for Children Day.

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Appreciation Templates

Includes certificates of appreciation and thank you cards (for use by preschoolers, elementary students, teens/adults) to honor the EMS and acute care professionals for the work they do on behalf of children.

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Promotional Materials

This includes social media graphics, web banners, email badges, and a postcard to help you spread the word about National EMS for Children Day.

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Additional Materials and Information

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    Activities for Kids

    Includes coloring pages, dot-to-dots, mazes, crosswords, and much more to enhance awareness among children on how to prepare for and respond to a health care emergency and how to prevent childhood injury and illness.

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    EMSC History & Background

    Includes fact sheets to promote greater awareness of EMSC activities, resources, and accomplishments.