Advancing the EMS profession

National EMS Awards 

Each year, NAEMT collaborates with other national EMS organizations to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions in EMS. By submitting a nomination, you not only recognize the candidate, you also honor and recognize the EMS profession — and all EMS professionals — who provide quality emergency patient care to their communities every day. Select a category below to submit your nomination. Nominations for the 2020 awards were accepted until June 30. 

View 2019 National EMS Awards of Excellence Recipients

National EMS Awards of Excellence

  • NAEMT/Braun Industries EMT of the Year

  • NAEMT/Nasco Paramedic of the Year

  • NAEMT/Jones & Bartlett Learning EMS Educator of the Year

  • NAEMT/Bound Tree EMS Medical Director of the Year

  • NAEMT/North American Rescue Military Medic of the Year

  • Dick Ferneau Career EMS Service of the Year

  • EMS World Volunteer EMS Service of the Year

Selection Criteria for National EMS Awards

  • EMT and Paramedic of the Year

  • EMS Educator of the Year

  • EMS Medical Director of the Year

  • Military Medic of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

NAEMT Education Service Award

  • 2019 Recipients

  • 2018 Recipients

  • 2017 Recipients

  • 2016 Recipients

Selection Criteria for NAEMT Education Service Awards

  • Education Service Awards