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International Paramedics Day will be held on 8th July 2024 to build a better understanding of the breadth and depth of work carried out by paramedics around the world.

This is a relatively young profession but it is growing rapidly with a very wide range of paramedic roles being carried out in different fields and we want to showcase this diversity in 2024.


Launched in 2022, International Paramedics Day takes place on the 8th July every year, as this marks the anniversary of the birth of Dominique-Jean Larrey, the man often referred to as the 'father of modern-day ambulance services'.

This year, our theme is "The Difference We Make".

Read more about this year's theme here!

International Paramedics Day has been created, organised and run by the College of Paramedics in the UK, with support from professional paramedics' organisations from around the world.


This year, our theme, "The Difference We Make" takes centre stage to highlight the profound impact paramedics make every single day around the world. From emergencies to the quieter moments of care, paramedics embody a commitment to making a difference in whichever setting they work.

This year, we will be focusing and acknowledging the incredible work paramedics do and their dedication to instigate positive change within their workplaces, universities, medical centres, and communities.

Paramedics and organisations can get involved by sharing their own stories and submissions of how they made a difference via our submissions page.

We look forward to hearing from you and celebrating how you or your organisation have brought about inspiring change.



International Paramedics Day sets out to:

  • Celebrate paramedics and first responders around the globe and the vital role they play

  • Acknowledge the difference paramedics make to people's lives in almost every imaginable situation

  • Raise awareness of all the settings where paramedics work including primary and secondary care, GP surgeries, military, offshore, helicopter emergency medical services, education, research and telephone triage systems

  • Promote the profession to aspiring paramedics and students

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