EMS Week and Code: Celebrate!

Each year we mark National EMS Week with activities that celebrate health and safety.

Our signature event is “Code: Celebrate!”, which celebrates survivors and family of cardiac arrest along with those that responded to them. This year's event takes place Tuesday, May 23.

Learn more about Code: Celebrate!

We also feature an EMS open house when you can see a modern ambulance close up and learn CPR and AED skills. Keep an eye here for information on National EMS Week 2023. 

See a collection of pictures from "Code: Celebrate!" from over the years.  Each celebration includes some great local entertainment.

Honor Guard on stage opening the celebration
Paramedics at the celebration gleefully ride down the escalator together
Celebration host welcomes everyone
Medical Director Dr. Jose Cabanas welcomes everyone to the celebration
Paramedics prepare to hand commendation awards to EMS staff
EMS staff pose for a picture on stage
Cardiac arrest survivor and family react with emotion to video story of the survival
Cardiac arrest survivor and family greet participants during the celebration
Irish dancer lifts into the air during a performance at the celebration
Young girl reads a story during the celebration
Cheerleaders from the Governor Morehead School perform during the celebration
Two firefighters sing and play guitar during the celebration
High school students sing and play piano during performance
EMS staff perform in a band during the celebration
Paramedic Brian Woodard sings during the celebration
Senior ladies from Garner perform during the celebration
Pianist and saxophonist perform during celebration
Survivor addresses the group from the podium