National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week recognizes the front line of the healthcare industry. National EMS Week is a time to show our appreciation for their dedication. When is EMS Week 2016? National EMS Week 2016 will be May 15 through May 21, 2016. make sure and get your marketing items and gifts to promote your ambulance service and help educate the public about what you do. Don't forget to get gifts for your paramedics, EMT's, first responders, and dispatchers to show your appreciation for their hard work. Those in the EMS field, such as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's), paramedics, first responders, and emergency dispatchers work everyday with very little appreciation or thanks from the public, when, in fact, they save lives every day. These dedicated individuals even make a difference during many of their routine, non-emergency calls that make up the bulk of their day to day work. Life-saving maneuvers are not always used each day by an individual paramedic, EMT, or first responder, however, the compassion and caring that they show to their patients and the help that they provide each day can be tiresome to these professionals. We should reward them with this week by saying "thank you" with gifts. Local businesses can give out premium promotional items such as bags, coolers, and other useful items to show their thanks for the dedicated service these EMS workers provide for the community.