The mission of the National EMS Memorial Service is to remember and honor emergency medical services personnel who have died in the line of duty.
Each year, hundreds of family members, friends, coworkers, political leaders and colleagues from EMS agencies from around the nation gather to remember our honorees. The National EMS Memorial is not a single event but rather a weekend of events centered around the ceremony known as the National EMS Memorial Service. The 21st Annual National EMS Memorial Service will take place on June 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm MDT (GMT -6:00) at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The National EMS Memorial Service has released the names of the 20 individuals from 13 states to be honored at this year's service. View the honorees here. Our prayers go out to all honorees, crew members, families, and friends.
Since 1992, the National EMS Memorial Service has honored America's EMS practitioners who have given their lives in the line of duty. The individuals being honored this year join 601 others previously honored. In addition to the presentations made during the Service, each honoree's name is engraved on a bronze oak leaf which is added to the "Tree of Life," the National EMS Memorial. For more information about the "Tree of LIfe," click here.
This year, the Service has announced plans for the 16th Annual National Moment of Silence, to be observed at 1930 hrs (MDT) on Saturday, June 22, 2013. This offers EMS practitioners and agencies across the nation the opportunity to join with those in attendance at the Service in honoring and remembering our fallen. For more information, click here.