National EMS Week 2019 is May 19 – 25. Wednesday, May 22, is National EMS for Children Day. This week is a time to celebrate the commitment and loyalty of EMS providers working to make a difference in the lives of millions on a daily basis. It also is a great opportunity to raise awareness and help influence the advancement of our trauma systems to allow for a safer environment for children.

National EMS for Children Day places the spotlight on the EMS crews who diligently work to provide optimal emergency medical care for children and recognizes the unique challenges faced by EMS professionals serving medically fragile children.

In honor of this special day, the EMS for Children of Wisconsin is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Pediatric Champion of the Year Award. This award is granted to an EMS crew or station that has displayed outstanding care for a child in a medical emergency or trauma event, demonstrated exceptional effort in influencing the development of pediatric training or quality improvement programs, or worked toward creating injury prevention efforts.

Recipients will receive a lunch celebration, certificate of appreciation and a plaque for their station or crew quarters recognizing them as champions in the efforts to improve pediatric emergency care.

To submit a nomination for the Pediatric Champion of the Year Award, please complete the nomination survey. Nominations are due by April 1, 2019. To be eligible, the event must have occurred in the 2018 calendar year.