The first ever International Paramedics Day will be held on 8th July 2022 to recognise and celebrate the work carried out by paramedics and first responders around the world. Throughout the Covid pandemic, paramedics have put the wellbeing and interests of others first, working tirelessly in the most challenging of circumstances and often at great risk to themselves.
Now, for the first time, the 8th July is being dedicated to the world’s paramedics. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Dominique-Jean Larrey, the man often referred to as the ‘father of modern-day ambulance services’.
International Paramedics Day has been created, organised and run by the College of Paramedics in the UK, with support from professional paramedics’ organisations from around the world.