International Paramedics Day Update June 2022

14/06/2022


International Paramedics Day Update June 2022

With just over three weeks to go the buzz surrounding International Paramedics Day is growing louder by the day.

We’ve been inundated with pictures and video clips from paramedics around the world, all wanting to share why they are proud to be paramedics. 

Not only that, but we now have more than 40 paramedic associations, higher education institutions and affiliated organisations joining us as partners on July 8 to ensure that International Paramedics Day is a truly global event.

And if that wasn’t exciting enough, RadioEMS, the world’s only internet radio station dedicated to emergency medical services and first responders, will be running regular radio adverts to promote the big day as well as hosting a podcast with CEO of the College of Paramedics, Tracy Nicholls.

RadioEMS founder, Gordon Bates said: “RadioEMS only launched in May 2021 but we’re already listened to in 84 countries and that number is growing all the time.

“We’re extremely proud to be partnering with the College of Paramedics on this event and hope we can help make International Paramedics Day the global success it deserves to be.”

As well as wanting to recognise and salute the paramedic profession, which we hope will be achieved through our inspirational video showreel on July 8, one of the main aims of International Paramedics Day is 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.

These settings, of course, differ from country to country but the one thing that is common to every paramedic around the world is the life-saving care and compassion they provide to patients in their hour of need.

And that is just one of the many reasons why International Paramedics Day will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate all your achievements.

Here’s how to get involved:

-  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 natasha.weale@collegeofparamedics.co.uk