International Paramedics Day - An Update


The posters have gone out, the partnership forms continue to pour in and the first ever International Paramedics Day draws ever closer.

Over 30 paramedic associations, higher education institutions and affiliated organsations from around the world have now joined us as partners for the event which takes place on July 8. As well as several UK ambulance trusts, AACE and TASC, we also have support from many different international organisations in countries including Kenya, Zimbabwe, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Our aim is that every year, on July 8, paramedics and first responders around the globe will be recognised and celebrated on International Paramedics Day for the tremendous work they do. It will also be a chance to promote and raise awareness about the many different settings paramedics now work in including primary and secondary care, GP surgeries, research, education, military, offshore, helicopter emergency medical services and telephone triage systems.

This year’s theme is ‘Proud to be a Paramedic' which we believe will resonate widely with students, paramedics and first responders around the world, regardless of which area of paramedicine they are working in. 

And as members of the College we want to hear why you are proud to be a paramedic – for example, by discussing or showcasing your proudest and most memorable moments in helping, supporting or caring for people. 

We would also like students to engage with the campaign and talk about the reasons you have chosen to become a paramedic and why you feel proud to have chosen a career in paramedicine.

With just over two months to go until the big day, we hope that we can count on your support for this event, that you will spread the word and participate in our video showreel and social media campaign. Let’s make July 8 a date to remember! 

Here’s how to get involved:
Contribute now to our International Paramedics Day showreel to help demonstrate the breadth of services that paramedics offer: Upload your photos and videos as soon as possible via 
Share and engage with the content created by the College of Paramedics and international partners in the lead up to the event, and especially on July 8, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ParamedicsDay
Create and promote your own content on social media
Use the hashtags #InternationalParamedics Day #ProudToBeAParamedic #IPD2022
Run your own mini-events and promotional activities and share the details with

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