EMS Week – May 19 – 25, 2024

1.1 GENERAL INFORMATION
During the week of May 19, 2024, through May 25, 2024, marks the 50th Anniversary of National EMS
Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the
important work they do in our Nation. This year’s FDNY EMS theme is Behind Every Uniform is a Story.
EMS Week is a time to thank EMTs, Paramedics, and the entire Emergency Medical Service for their
passion, dedication, and commitment. It is also an opportunity to raise public awareness regarding the crucial role and impact of EMS in the communities they serve.


1.2 EMS WEEK 2024 COMMEMORATIVE GIFTS – SPONSORED BY THE FDNY FOUNDATION
The Bureau of EMS will be issuing EMS Week 2024 commemorative gifts. Each member will receive a
First Aid Tactical Bag and a 2024 EMS Week Collector Pin. Station Commanding Officers shall oversee
the safeguarding and distribution of all gifts. Members who are not performing in a full-duty capacity at their assigned station during EMS Week shall contact their Station Commanding Officer or Division Chief Dinorah Claudio at EMS Operations via email at Dinorah.Claudio@fdny.nyc.gov to make arrangements to receive their gifts.

1.3 EMS WEEK 2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
* In association with EMS Week, the FDNY has planned a series of Citywide events listed below.
In addition to these events, each EMS Division and Station will be coordinating and hosting its own
EMS Week activities. Members are encouraged to contact their Divisions or Stations for additional
information.
Sunday, May 19, 2024
* FDNY EMS Competition at the FDNY EMS Bureau of Training, Fort Totten, Queens, NY from
0900 – 1500 hours. The awards ceremony is at 1400 hours.
* The Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City, Inc. hosts the EMS Recognition
Awards Ceremony at Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Queens, NY from 1300 – 1800 hours.
The ceremony is at 1400 hours. For more information visit: https://nycremsco.org/ems-week-ceremony/.
(Invitation Only).
* Empire State Building Official Lighting Event at 31 West 33rd St., New York, NY at Sunset.

Monday, May 20, 2024
* The Staten Island Borough President’s Emergency Medical Service Recognition Brunch at Li Greci’s
Staaten, 697 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY at 1000 hours. The ceremony is at 1100 hours.
(Invitation Only).
Thursday, May 23, 2024
*Second Chance Brunch for Cardiac Arrest Survivors and Rescuers at Liberty Warehouse,
260 Conover Street, Brooklyn, NY at 1000 hours. (Invitation Only).

By Order of: Laura Kavanagh, Fire Commissioner
John J. Hodgens, Chief of Department
Michael J. Fields, Chief of EMS