International Paramedics Day

8 July, 2024

International Paramedics Day will be held on 8th July 2024 to build a better understanding of the breadth and depth of work carried out by paramedics around the world.

Launched in 2022, International Paramedics Day takes place on the 8th July every year, as this marks the anniversary of the birth of Dominique-Jean Larrey, the man often referred to as the ‘father of modern-day ambulance services’.

This year, our theme, “The Difference We Make” takes centre stage to highlight the profound impact paramedics make every single day around the world. From emergencies to the quieter moments of care, paramedics embody a commitment to making a difference in whichever setting they work.

International Paramedics Day sets out to:

  • Celebrate paramedics and first responders around the globe and the vital role they play
  • Acknowledge the difference paramedics make to people’s lives in almost every imaginable situation
  • Raise awareness of all the settings where paramedics work including primary and secondary care, GP surgeries, military, offshore, helicopter emergency medical services, education, research and telephone triage systems
  • Promote the profession to aspiring paramedics and students

Find out more about International Paramedics Day here.