Information for Attendees
- Family Registration Form (for the families of the current year's honorees)
- Family Breakfast Ticket Order Form (for the families of the current year's honorees)
- Agency Registration Form (for the agencies of the current year's honorees)
- Organization Registration Form (All other organizations/EMS agencies)
- Family and Civilians: During the Memorial Service and following Reception suggested attire for family members and other civilian attendees is Business Dress. This would be defined as suit and tie (or sports jacket, slacks and tie) for the gentlemen and business suit or dress for the ladies. (It is appropriate for family members who are also members of the Emergency Services community wear their Class A Dress Uniforms as described below.)
- EMS and Emergency Services Personnel: During the Memorial Service and following Reception suggested attire for Emergency Services personnel is Class A Dress Uniform. For members of air-medical services flight suits are appropriate in lieu of Class A uniforms. Except for local on-duty personnel attending the Service during their duty shift, BDUs, jump suits, etc. are not appropriate. Emergency Services personnel lacking Class A uniforms should consider Business Attire displaying their shield or agency patch on the breast pocket.
The National EMS Memorial Service is held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on the 4th Saturday in June. For 2013 the Memorial Service Weekend will run June 21 through June 23. This page is designed to provide attendees with the information they will need to properly prepare for the trip to Colorado Springs and, along with our "The Weekend" and "The Service" pages, what to during the Weekend.
Individuals not representing an EMS agency or other organization while attending the Memorial Service are not required to register.
Registration is required for Honoree Family Members, Honoree Agency Members and other organizations/agencies sending multiple representatives who wish to be seated as groups. Please choose the appropriate form(s) from the listing below:
To assist you with planning and navigating your way around the venues and Colorado Springs itself, we provide the following information for all attendees:
The Schedule of Events relating to the Memorial Service pretty much takes up Friday evening, all of Saturday, and Sunday morning for family members, program participants and honor guards. However, Colorado Springs offers many things to do and see and attendees may wish to ns take the opportunity and plan to stay an extra day or two to take in some of the sites and activities while in town.
With the city located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and its many trails and parks, Colorado Springs is a popular destination for tourists seeking scenery, rock formations and other unique geological features, like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods park, Seven Falls, and Cave Of The Winds. It is also home to a variety of cultural, educational, and historical attractions including the Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, Peterson Air and Space Museum, and the United States Air Force Academy.
Near the Antlers are a number of restaurants, cafes, pubs and specialty shops along Tejon St between Colorado and E Platt as well as along Bijou & Kiowa Sts and Pikes Peak & Colorado Aves between Cascade and Nevada Aves. These are all within an easy walk of the hotel.
Situated near the base of Pike's Peak, at the eastern edge of the southern Rocky Mountains, at 6,035 feet the city sits over one mile above sea level. Temperatures average a high of 79°F, a low of 50°F, with a mean of 64°F during the month of June. As the Memorial Service is held during the last week of June, attendees should expect temperatures to range at the higher end of the monthly spectrum. While it does not generally snow, the area averages 2.3 inches of rainfall with 9.9 days of precipitation during June. Here are the Current Conditions and Forecast for the area.
We have made available a map of the Downtown Colorado Springs Area surrounding the Antlers and Pikes Peak Center. Visitors may also find out more about what there is to see and do at Convention and Visitors BureauExperience Colorado Springs web site. You may also find out about special events and other activities occuring in and around town during your stay by visiting the Peak Radar web site.
Colorado Springs is served directly by Colorado Springs Airport (COS) with direct flights from/to a number of US cities. These include Atlanta GA, Chicago IL, Dallas/Ft. Worth TX, Des Moines IA, Houston TX, Las Vegas NV, Los Angeles CA, Memphis TN, Minneapolis MN, Phoenix AZ, Salt Lake City UT and San Francisco CA.
Additionally, the region is served by Denver International Airport (DEN), which is about an hour's drive from downtown Colorado Springs. DEN offers direct service to most major US cities as well as a number of international destinations. Amtrak also offer service to Colorado Springs via Denver with connecting bus service.
A special note for those planning to summit Pike's Peak: Conditions at the summit are typical of a high alpine environment. The thin air contains only 60% of the oxygen available at sea level. Snow is a possibility at any time and thunderstorms are common in the summer. Summit temperatures are rarely higher than 40°F, even in mid-summer, so those planning a visit to the summit should pack accordingly. Here is a link to the Summit's Current Conditions and Forecast
Our primary venues are:
|Pikes Peak Center
190 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
| Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs
4 South Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Pikes Peak Center
The Pikes Peak Center is this year's venue for the National EMS Memorial Service. It's Reception Hall will also serve as the venue for the
NEMSMS Directors' Reception following the Memorial Service. Pikes Peak Center is located on South Cascade Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs.
Ample self-parking will be available in the ElPaso Parking Structure at Pikes Peak Center and on the street for those choosing to drive. Individuals with handicaps or other special needs should contact the Memorial Service by June 1 to make special arrangements.
The Host Hotel for the 2013 National EMS Memorial Service is the Antlers Hilton. The hotel is located on South Cascade at Pikes Peak Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs,
approximately one block from Pikes Peak Center. In addition to providing lodging, the Antlers serves as the Memorial Service's Headquarters for the Weekend. It will house our On-site Office, Registration Area and Gift Shop, as well as serving as the venue for our Family Luncheon and Family Breakfast. Here is the Antlers Floorplan. This document will be updated with specific NEMSMS locations within the hotel as those become available.
Attire for all events except the Memorial Service and following Reception is casual.
Attire for the National EMS Memorial Service and Reception
The National EMS Memorial Service is open to anyone who wishes to attend. However primary seating in the Memorial Service Venue is reserved for honoree family members, honoree agency members, program participants and invited guests. Gallery seating is available to all others on a first come, first served basis. (Please note however that the current venue is quite large and seating is not generally a problem.)