Monday, March 29

EMS Writing Contest Deadline Extended!

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Win $200 gift card! EMS1 Extends Deadline for Excellence Writing Contest. Open to medics & EMTs with good grammar

SAN FRANCISCO –, a leading online resource for EMS professionals, is extending the deadline for its second annual 2009 Excellence in EMS Award competition to April 30.

EMS1 invites all EMS providers from across the nation to submit a short, original story that exemplifies this year’s EMS Week theme, “A Proud Partner in Your Community.” Submissions may include short stories, tributes, essays or other creative writing styles.

A panel of industry judges will pick the best stories and a winner will be announced during EMS Week 2009 (May 17-23). An exclusive feature will be written about the winner, who will also receive an award and a $200 gift card.

Winning submissions will feature strong writing and solid grammar, and will offer a poignant look at how their department has made a difference within the local community.

Submission Details
To enter, participants must submit an original electronic typewritten work of no more than 750 words to by April 30. To qualify, the participant must be a legal resident of the United States who is currently employed as a paramedic or EMT, within private or volunteer, fire or EMS department.

For more contest details, including complete rules and how to submit a story, visit or contact For writing tips, visit

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