EMS Assistance, Recognition & Promotion

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is May 16-22, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day

This year’s theme is “EMS Strong: This is EMS: Caring for Our Communities”. The 2021 EMS Week Planning guide/kit is available online at http://www.acep.org/emsweek/.

EMS Week Certificates

Certificates for years of service in EMS will be available for printing. The certificates will be emailed back to the requester in PDF form; it will be the responsibility of the requester to print them off, preferably on card stock or certificate paper, and present them to the recipients. As in the past, the request must be in five year increments only – five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five years, etc. All levels of pre-hospital personnel are eligible for certificates – Basic, Intermediate, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Responder, Lead Instructor, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Emergency Communications Registered Nurse, Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse and Trauma Nurse Specialist.  The deadline for submission of names to the Department is April 30th, 2021.  Please use the form “2021 EMS Week Years of Service Certificate Table” for submission of certificate recipients.  Prior to submission of the form, please ensure that all names are spelled correctly and that the correct level and the number of years of service are indicated for each entry. Please pay close attention to the attached instructions when filling out the form. At the bottom of the form all information must be present; Submitted by, System number, telephone number and e-mail address.

The Department will only accept requests in electronic word format on the prescribed form (no PDFs). No other forms or means of submission will be accepted. Please email completed forms as an attachment to Julie.havens@illinois.gov. Certificates will be emailed back to the requester.

EMS Week Awards

Awards for EMS Instructor, Public Education, Response/Professional and Response/Layperson will also be given again this year.  If you would like to nominate someone for one of the categories, please use the attached form “EMS Week Award Application” for submission.  The deadline for submission to the Department is Friday, April 23rd, 2021.  Please e-mail completed forms to Julie Havens at Julie.havens@illinois.gov.

If you have any questions about the procedures outlined above, please contact Julie Havens in the Division of EMS and Highway Safety at 217-785-9220 or at Julie.havens@illinois.gov.

EMS Week Logo 2021

Instructions to Fill Out Table for Years of Service Cert 2021

2021 EMS Week Years of Service Certificate Table (Word)

EMS Week Award Application 2021 (Word)