EMS Advocate of the Year Award

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The NAEMT EMS Advocate of the Year is a national award to recognize EMS professionals for their volunteer efforts to advance the EMS profession through advocacy. 

The 2017 award nominations are now closed. Nominations will reopen in 2018 for next year's award.

Any EMS professional can be nominated by a colleague or peer within the award nomination period. Up to three individual awards will be granted. Award recipients will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the EMS On The Hill Day and Briefing in Washington, D.C.

Nominations for this award will be evaluated on the extent to which the nominee effectively advocates for the passage of EMS legislation by:

  • Educating elected government leaders at the local, state or federal levels on the components of the legislation and how it supports the ability of EMS to provide quality patient care.
  • Building strong relationships with the elected officials and their staff who have influence over the passage of EMS legislation.
  • Educating fellow EMS professionals about EMS legislation; how the legislation would impact the ability of EMS to provide quality patient care, the importance of advocating for the legislation, and how to effectively advocate.
  • Engaging members of the EMS profession in advocacy activities in support of the legislation.