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National EMS Awards

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics

Healthcare workforce retention

Recognizing and/or rewarding healthcare professionals at their places of work


The National EMS Awards is an initiative with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). There are 24 awards that are given out every year. The award recipient in each category receives $1,000 in cash, three core program registrations, and $1,200 for travel and lodging at the EMS World Expo/NAEMT Annual Meeting. The goal of the initiative is for employers/colleagues to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions in EMS professionals.

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