Proud to announce some of our new partners for International Paramedics Day 


Proud to announce some of our new partners for International Paramedics Day

Last week, the College held two virtual meetings with our international partners to discuss the first ever International Paramedics Day which will take place later this year, on July 8.

We were delighted to see so many representatives from paramedic associations and affiliated organisations around the globe and were overwhelmed by the level of support and enthusiasm shown for the inaugural event. 

And today, we’re pleased to announce some of the organisations which will be partnering with us on International Paramedics Day including the Australasian College of Paramedicine, Te Kaunihera Manapou Paramedic Council in New Zealand and the Paramedic Association of Canada. Other countries including Nigeria, Denmark, America, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland have also pledged their backing for International Paramedics Day, and we’re hopeful this number will grow. 

July 8 was chosen for International Paramedics Day because this date marks the anniversary of the birth of Dominique Jean Larrey, the French military doctor who became Napoleon Bonaparte’s chief surgeon of the Grand Armee and the man often referred to as the 'father of modern-day ambulance services.'

As such, International Paramedics Day will be held annually to recognise and celebrate the vital role that paramedics and first responders play in supporting people's mental and physical wellbeing, often in the most challenging of circumstances. 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.

The theme for this year’s event 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. 

As members of the College, we hope that you will want to support this event and get involved by spreading the word and participating in our video show reel and social media campaign. 

We would like you, the members, and paramedics from all over the world to come together to demonstrate 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.

For more information about International Paramedics Day, please visit: International Paramedics Day (

Here’s how to get involved:
Contribute now to our International Paramedics Day show reel 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