In a previous Director’s Newsletter, I mentioned that “EMS on Tour” Day will be observed statewide on Sunday, May 19th. Now, as we get closer to that date, I’m happy to pass along an EMS on Tour tool kit from the NYS Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
As a reminder, EMS on Tour Day challenges EMS agencies to go into a popular community location — like a local park, shopping center, or other venue — to reach the greatest number of community members possible. It is a great opportunity to connect with the community you serve, educate them on EMS, and potentially gain new volunteers or employees.
You can find the EMS on Tour tool kit at https://health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/toolkit/. To download the tool kit, press the purple button at the bottom of the web page, and a folder containing all materials will begin downloading. The tool kit includes:
- EMS on Tour Banner
- Planning Activities Guide
- Press Release
- Proclamation Cover Letter
- Promotional Checklist
- Rack Card
- Sandwich Board
- Social Media Marketing:
- EMS on Tour Facebook Cover Photo 1
- EMS on Tour Facebook Cover Photo 2
- EMS on Tour Twitter Photo 1
- EM Son Tour Twitter Photo 2
- EMS Week Social Media Posts
- Additional Marketing Photos
EMS agencies are encouraged to take photos during their EMS on Tour event and share them with the NYS Department of Health EMS Community Facebook group. The Bureau of EMS also welcomes feedback on the tool kit materials and ideas for next year’s EMS on Tour. Questions and comments can be shared with Max Siegel, EMS Week Project Coordinator, via email at [email protected].
Best of luck with your events and have a great weekend!
EMS Program Director