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. The 2022 nominations will open in February 2022.

National EMS Awards of Excellence

  • NAEMT/Demers-Braun-Crestline EMT of the Year

  • NAEMT/Nasco Paramedic of the Year

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

  • NAEMT/Bound Tree EMS Medical Director of the Year

  • NAEMT/North American Rescue Military Medic of the Year

  • NAEMT-AAP/Health Scholars Pediatric EMS Award

  • Dick Ferneau Career EMS Service of the Year

  • EMS World Volunteer EMS Service of the Year

  • EMS World/Dynarex EMS Caring Award

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

  • Pediatric EMS Award

National EMS Awards of Excellence Recipients

  • Paramedic of the Year

  • EMT of the Year

  • Military Medic of the Year

  • EMS Educator of the Year

  • EMS Medical Director of the Year

  • Pediatric EMS Award

  • Volunteer EMS Service of the Year

  • Career EMS Service of the Year

  • EMS Caring Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Safety in EMS Award

NAEMT Education Service Award

  • 2017 Recipients

  • 2016 Recipients

  • 2018 Recipients

  • 2019 Recipients

  • 2020 Recipients

  • 2021 Recipients

Selection Criteria for NAEMT Education Service Awards

  • Education Service Awards