Advancing the EMS profession

National EMS Advocacy Awards

NAEMT's EMS Advocate of the Year is a national award to recognize EMS professionals engaging voluntarily in grassroots advocacy efforts to advance EMS through legislation or regulation at the federal, state, or local level. Award nominations are open to all EMS professionals and only EMS professionals can nominate other EMS professionals. Professional lobbyists are not eligible.

Up to three individual award recipients will be selected. Award recipients will receive national recognition and all expenses paid to participate in the full EMS On The Hill Day event, where the award will be presented. 

All nominations received will be evaluated upon the nominee's grassroots efforts over the past year to advocate for EMS at the federal, state and local level by:

  • Building strong relationships with elected officials and their staff.
  • Educating elected officials on EMS and the current legislation or regulation that supports the profession.
  • Educating fellow EMS professionals about current EMS legislation or regulation; and how to become an advocate.
  • Encouraging others in the EMS profession to engage in grassroots advocacy activities in support of current legislation or regulation.

The 2024 nomination period is now closed. Thank you.

NAEMT EMS Advocate of the Year Award

  • 2024 Recipients

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  • 2022 Recipients

  • 2021 Recipients

  • 2020 Recipients

  • 2019 Recipients

  • 2018 Recipients

  • 2017 Recipients

  • 2016 Recipients

  • 2015 Recipients

  • 2014 Recipients

NAEMT EMS Legislator of the Year Award