International Day Of Medical Transporters

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

These are important jobs that ensure people have access to the healthcare services they need when they need them. This is a day to recognize their contributions, but it can also be a day for some people to consider 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 dates 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 used to transport injured patients before World War I and injured soldiers during the 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 soon replaced horse-drawn carriages due to their increased reliability and speed. In the 1940s, air ambulance services were introduced, allowing patients to be transported by plane to hospitals located far away.

Over the years, medical transport services have 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 to transport patients.

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

Observing International Day of Medical Transporters

This holiday can be observed by anyone, especially those 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, 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 #InternationalDayOfMedicalTransporters on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 20 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
August 20 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
August 20 Sunday
Health & Body, Work & Occupation