In 2015, with a new strategic plan approved by the Board of Trustees the National EMS Museum set to work, collecting more artifacts, documents, pictures, and more, to highlight the innovations and everyday stories that make EMS what it is today. A new timeline app was launched for on the go history, a new website was developed to feature the Virtual Museum exhibits that now highlight important stories, events and people instrumental in the development of the emergency medical services.
2016 & 17 brought more collecting and organizing EMS history within our collections and connections to more industry leaders to contribute to the strategic leadership of The National EMS Museum.
The biggest change to The National EMS Museum came in the fall of 2018 when the Board of Trustees (now the Board of Directors) brought on a development consultant to help ensure dedicated growth at the Museum each year for the next five years. With in the first year of contract, The National EMS Museum was invited to exhibit in host museums across the country, including the International Surgical Museum in Chicago, Illinois. By the end of year two, The National EMS Museum had more than doubled its revenue, ensuring a budget surplus that would carry forward.
Year three brought us a global pandemic in the form of COVID-19, and despite the hardships experienced by NEMSM and its colleagues, supporters and friends across the country, the Museum was able to carry on with developing new virtual exhibits and programs to ensure more people had access to the historical collections held in trust at The National EMS Museum.
As the world starts to rebound and settle into a “new normal” post -pandemic, The National EMS is looking to expand its presence within local communities in each region of the United States. To accomplish this goal the Museum needs your support!
- If you are an individual interested in EMS history please become a Member of The National EMS Museum
- If you are a crew chief or operations officer please encourage your company to become a Crew Member of The National EMS Museum
- If you are a company operating in the EMS Industry, get your brand in front of providers and decision makers by Sponsoring The National EMS Museum
- If you are a foundation manager please connect with us on how your grant funds will support the growth of The National EMS Museum
2021 will be an interesting year for us all. We look forward to taking the opportunity to reflect and celebrate 15 years of historical preservation, but also can’t wait to continue to grow, with your help, into THE NATIONAL home for EMS history in the United States.