Services

The purpose of the National EMS Memorial Service is to remember and honor those emergency medical services personnel who have died in the line of duty and to recognize the ultimate sacrifice they have made for their fellow man.

The Memorial

The National EMS Memorial is composed of the Tree of Life and the Memorial Book. The Tree of Life is a representation of an oak tree, symbolizing strength. The name, agency and date of loss of each National EMS Memorial Service honoree is engraved on a bronze oak leaf, which [...] Read More

The Service

The National EMS Memorial Service is a nondenominational ceremony held each year to honor those men and women of America's EMS systems who have lost their lives in the line of duty. During the ceremony family members, friends, coworkers, EMS and political leaders, and colleagues from EMS [...] Read More

Weekend of Honor

The National EMS Memorial Service is not a single event but rather encompasses a number of events spanning three days, all centered around and leading up to the Saturday evening ceremony known as "the National EMS Memorial Service." [...] Read More

Moment of Silence

The National Moment of Silence is a project of the National EMS Memorial Service. Reading these pages should provide you with any information [...] Read More

Notice of Fatality

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Nomination

The National EMS Memorial Service is held each year to honor those who have lost their lives while saving others in EMS related incidents [...] Read More

Sponsors & Events

News Feed

National EMS Memorial Service Closes Out the 2016 Weekend of Honor

MEDIA ALERT WHAT: National EMS Memorial Service Closes Out the 2016 Weekend of Honor WHEN: Saturday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Ballroom 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA Media inquiries and interview requests, please contact: Sara Hunt, Public Relations Coordinator 804-994-1120 SaraHuntPR@gmail.com Tammy Chatman, PIO 414-791-6655 tchatman@mrmcffl.org WHO: Families, friends, […]

Welcoming of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride to Arlington, VA

MEDIA ALERT WHAT: Welcoming of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride to Arlington, VA WHEN: Friday, May 20 at 4:00 p.m. (approximately) WHERE: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Independence Center A 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA Media inquiries and interview requests, please contact: Sara Hunt, Public Relations Coordinator 804-994-1120 SaraHuntPR@gmail.com Tammy Chatman, PIO 414-791-6655 tchatman@mrmcffl.org […]

2016 National EMS Memorial Service Honorees

Michael F. Cavanagh FDNY-EMS, NY Francis Charles FDNY-EMS, NY Shane Michael Clifton City of St. Paul Fire Department, MN Luis de Peña Jr. FDNY-EMS, NY Chad Frary Native Air, AZ Thomas Giammarino FDNY-EMS, NY Thomas Fritz Hampl American Ambulance / SkyLife Helicopter, CA Daniel Hampton City of Burnet Fire Department, TX Stuart Hardy Burton Fire […]

EMS Organizations Announce Date & Location for 2016 Memorial Service to Honor Fallen EMS Heroes

Washington, DC. (Oct. 30, 2015) – The National EMS Memorial Service, the National EMS Memorial Foundation and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride are pleased to announce that the 2016 National EMS Weekend of Honor will take place the third weekend in May, which coincides with the conclusion of National EMS Week. The weekend features […]