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 an award below to view the award information and submit your nomination.
The 2022 nominations are now open through June 30.

National EMS Awards of Excellence

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

  • NAEMT/Prodigy 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 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

  • NAEMT-ACEP/Technimount Safety in EMS Award

  • EMS World/FirstNet, Built with AT&T Wellness and Resilience 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

  • Safety in EMS

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

NAEMT Education Service Award

  • Selection Criteria for Education Service Award

  • 2016 Recipients

  • 2017 Recipients

  • 2018 Recipients

  • 2019 Recipients

  • 2020 Recipients

  • 2021 Recipients