2021 EMS Week

Annual National EMS Week Celebrations brought to you by St. Luke's University Health Network

EMS Week is celebrated May 16th - 22nd, 2021

In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. Back then, EMS was a new profession, and EMS practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net. Today things have surely changed as our EMS professionals are on the front-line of the COVID-19 crisis–planning, adapting and responding every day to take care of the communities that we serve.

This year’s EMS Week theme is "caring for our communities". This theme, which was developed some time ago, is particularly meaningful as we see the EMS community rallying today to support the COVID-19 crisis, while still responding to the everyday emergencies that are happening in our communities. We know that EMS Week, which will be celebrated May 16-22, is likely not in the front of your mind as this crisis unfolds. Still, now more than ever, it is important to remember that a major component of EMS Week is honoring and celebrating our EMS professionals who are supporting the health and well-being of our nation.

St. Luke's University Health Network is proud to celebrate the men and women of EMS that play such a vital role in healthcare and the community. If it were not for the professionalism, dedication and training of these fine men and women our patients would often not have such a positive outcome. It is for this very reason that St. Luke's University Health Network is pleased to announce our 2021 EMS Week Celebrations. Come spend the week with us as we recognize your hard work throughout the year.

2021 EMS Week Events

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Stop in at any SLUHN Campus for select grab and go items! 

 
 

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Join us at St. Luke's Allentown Campus for Geakers Tacos from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Warren 100 year Celebration EMS gift presentation. We will come to you (part 1)!              

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

The So Cool Ice Cream Bus will be making scheduled stops in Northampton and Lehigh County. 

 

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Warren 100 year Celebration EMS gift presentation. We will come to you (part 2)!  

 

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Join us at St. Luke's Monroe Campus for the Cone Appetit food truck from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

The So Cool Ice Cream Bus will be making scheduled stops in Carbon County.

 

Warren Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Look out for a special drop off to your EMS station.

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Join us at the St. Luke's Anderson Campus for Geakers Tacos from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.             

 

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Join us at St. Luke's University Campus in Bethlehem for the Cone Appetit food truck from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

 

Daily Giveaways & Prizes

All week we'll be saying thank you with gifts and prizes.