Advancing the EMS profession

National EMS Advocacy Awards

NAEMT's 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 nomination period for the 2021 award is January 25-March 1. Any EMS professional can be nominated by a colleague or peer during the award nomination period. Up to three individual awards will be granted. Award recipients receive national recognition.

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Nominations 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.


NAEMT EMS Advocate of the Year Award

  • 2020 Recipients

  • 2019 Recipients

  • 2018 Recipients

  • 2017 Recipients

  • 2016 Recipients

  • 2015 Recipients

  • 2014 Recipients

NAEMT EMS Legislator of the Year Award