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 nominations period for the 2021 awards is now closed. The 2022 nominations will open in February 2022.

View 2020 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

  • 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

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

Selection Criteria for NAEMT Education Service Awards

  • Education Service Awards