Inspired by the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Systems Act of 1973, which sought to give all individuals equal access to emergency medical services, the first EMS Week was established in 1974, when President Gerald Ford declared a week in November to be "National Emergency Medical Services Week". Reestablished by The American College of Emergency Physicians in 1982, EMS Week was moved to October, then ten years later shifted to May in order to separate it from Fire Prevention Week.

Here at Positive Promotions, we carry a wide selection of recognition gifts and incentives for celebrating EMS Appreciation Week at your organization. EMS Week also offers a great opportunity to educate your community on emergency preparedness and the importance of safety. At open houses and EMS service presentations, provide essential tips adults need to keep their families safe with magnets, first aid kits, exclusive Pocket Pals and more vital emergency tools. Build community visibility further by adding your name to many of our educational products and incentives. It’s a lasting, impactful way to promote EMS services and the 9-1-1 system, boost responder morale and even recruit volunteers.

Prepare for open house success with kits featuring our best-selling items at special savings, and make an impact in school classrooms, libraries and community centers with special Value Kits organized by grade. You can help children understand and appreciate the life-saving role of EMS professionals and remind them to be safety smart with economical giveaways such as educational activities books, EMS helmets, bookmarks, stickers, pencils, tattoos and more. Whatever EMS Week gifts you need, Positive Promotions is proud to help you raise safety awareness and praise your team for their dedicated service, during EMS Week and all year long.