The College of Paramedics in the UK is proud to be working in partnership with professional bodies around the world to celebrate International Paramedics Day for the first time on 8th July 2022 – and annually thereafter.
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American Paramedic Association
Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE)
Associação Nacional dos Técnicos de Emergência Médica (ANTEM)
Australasian College of Paramedicine
BCEHS is a proud partner in the first ever International Paramedics Day. This is an especially fitting time to be celebrating paramedics. The challenges of the past two years brought on by a global pandemic, climate-related emergencies, and other events have been daunting, yet day after day we see the kindness, strength, empathy, resourcefulness and humility that paramedics bring to their work, their patients, their colleagues and their communities. Sending out a huge thank you to paramedics in BC and around the world!
Leanne Heppell - Chief Ambulance Officer, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Canada
Asociación Colombiana de ProfesIonales en Atención Prehospitalaria
British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)
Bluelight Emergency Medical Service
College of Paramedics
It is a unique profession that just keeps changing and diversifying. Paramedics are insatiable. They always want what is best for those who they help, they are innovative, creative, compassionate, determined and have boundless energy for what really matters. Whilst only a small profession in number, it has such an incredible impact on people’s lives.
Tracy Nicholls - Chief Executive, College of Paramedics, UK
Evercare Hospital Lekki
Emergency Medical Response Volunteers
Fénix - Associação Nacional de Bombeiros e Agentes de Proteção Civil
Global Paramedic Leadership Alliance
International PreHospital Medicine Institute
International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine
Paramedics are a vital part of the NHS workforce, providing life-saving care to millions of people each year.
Whether they’re on an ambulance delivering hands-on care, giving advice over the phone in 999 and 111 control centres or working alongside GPs in local surgeries, the role paramedics play has never been more important.
We’re delighted to be supporting the first ever International Paramedics Day and to celebrate the amazing role they play in the UK and across the globe.
Daniel Elkeles - CEO, London Ambulance Service, UK
Journée Nationale des Ambulanciers
London Ambulance Service
Medical Training Solutions Ltd.
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
I’m incredibly proud to support the first ever International Paramedics Day. In my 40-year paramedic career I’ve seen the profession innovate rapidly with new skills and the latest equipment to improve our ability to save lives and improve clinical outcomes.
“Hundreds of paramedics come to NARU each year to learn new skills and abilities to become Hazardous Area Response Team operatives to ensure that the NHS Ambulance Service is effectively trained and fully equipped to provide the best front-line healthcare during the most complex incidents.
International Paramedics Day is celebrated in the same week as the NHS’s birthday, so it’s a perfect time to celebrate paramedics here in England but also around the world.
Keith Prior - Director of the NHS’s National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU), UK
National Ambulance Resilience Unit
North East Ambulance Service
North West Ambulance Service
Paramedic Association of Canada
Paramedic Association of Kenya
Paramedic Students Association of Nigeria
We must uphold and acknowledge the vital job performed by paramedics worldwide. This is done best through education and by increasing their skill level, both at a professional and personal level.
Benny Jørgensen - CEO, Prehospital Centre - Region Zealand, Denmark
Region Zealand Prehospital Centre
Silverstone Medical Services
Sindicato dos Técnicos de Emergência Pré-Hospitalar (STEPH)
Sociedade Europeia de Emergência Médica
Sociedade Portuguesa de Emergência Pré-Hospitalar
St John Ambulance
States of Jersey Ambulance Service
The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC)
I'm proud to be a paramedic because I get the opportunity to really change people's lives for the better, very cliche I know but it honestly means the world to me, if I graduate, to devote my whole life to helping others.
Toby - Student Paramedic at the University of Huddersfield, UK
The Council of Ambulance Authorities
Welsh Ambulance Service Trust
The Paramedic Foundation
Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust
University of Huddersfield
Zimbabwe Emergency Medical Services Practitioner's Association
University of Limerick
I am proud to be a paramedic because, when someone's day feels like the darkest possible moment in their life... I hopefully get to change that into a bright and colourful day full of hope.
Fiona - Student Paramedic at the University of Huddersfield, UK