International Day Of Medical Transporters

The International Day of Medical Transporters is a holiday that’s observed annually on August 20th and celebrates the entire field of medical transporters. This holiday not only celebrates the professional emergency medical technicians and paramedics who man the ambulances that take sick and injured people to the hospital, but it also celebrates the people who transport patients around the hospital.

These are important jobs that make sure that people have access to the healthcare services that they need when they need them. This is a day to recognize their contributions, but it can also be a day that some people use to think about pursuing a career in this field.

The History Of International Day Of Medical Transporters

Although we can’t pinpoint the origins of this holiday, we do know that the field of medical transporters goes back to the early 20th century. This is when ambulance services were first developed and used to transport patients.

The first ambulances were horse-drawn carriages that were used to transport injured patients before World War I and injured soldiers during this war. When WWI ended, ambulance services continued to be developed around the world to transport the sick and injured.

During the 1920s, the first motorized ambulances were introduced and they would soon replace horse-drawn carriages due to their increased reliability and speed. In the 1940s, air ambulance services would be introduced and this allowed patients to be transported by plane to hospitals that were located far away.

Over the years, medical transport services continued to improve thanks to medical advancements and the development of specialized medical transport vehicles such as neonatal transport units and mobile intensive care units. Nowadays, medical transporters use everything from advanced ambulances to specialized airplanes and even helicopters for transporting patients.

Unfortunately, while the history of medical transporters is pretty easy to pinpoint, the history of International Day of Medical Transporters is one that’s not so easy to pin down. We’ll continue to try to find the origins of this holiday, and if we find anything new, then we’ll update this section with that information.

Observing International Day Of Medical Transporters

This is a holiday that can be observed by anyone, especially those people who have ever relied on the services of a medical transporter.

People can give a shout-out to these professionals either in person or online, they can educate themselves on what medical transporters do for a living, and if they know a medical transporter, they can buy them lunch or a drink. People can also take the time to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #InternationalDayOf MedicalTransporters on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
August 20 Sunday
Next year (2024)
August 20 Tuesday
Last year (2022)
August 20 Saturday
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