EMS
Emergency Medical Services, more commonly known as EMS, is a system that provides emergency medical care. Once it is activated by an incident that causes serious illness or injury, the focus of EMS is emergency medical care of the patient(s).

EMS is most easily recognized when emergency vehicles or helicopters are seen responding to emergency incidents. But EMS is much more than a ride to the hospital. It is a system of coordinated response and emergency medical care, involving multiple people and agencies. A comprehensive EMS system is ready every day for every kind of emergency.

FICEMS Meeting August 15
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Register Now: FICEMS Meeting August 15th 

The Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) invites you to attend its next meeting on Tuesday, August 15. The full agenda will be available online soon. Please register ahead of time.

AUGUST
15th

Tuesday 

1:00 - 3:00 pm ET

 
Register Now

Please register ahead of time

 

Meeting Details: Location:
Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20036                                                                

Information for the public: The meeting is open to the general public; however, online pre-registration is highly encouraged. Please direct questions and comments to: Gamunu Wijetunge with the Office of EMS at gamunu.wijetunge@dot.gov

More Information: The meeting minutes and other materials will be available online shortly before the meeting.


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NEMSAC Meeting: August 14-15
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Register Now: NEMSAC Meeting August 14th & 15th  

The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) invites you to attend its next meeting where committee members discuss pending advisories on several critical topics and officials from federal agencies will provide updates on EMS-related activities. The council will also hear presentations on a number of important current national EMS initiatives. Please register for the meeting ahead of time.  

AUGUST

 

14th

8:30am-4:00pm
ET

 

AUGUST

 

15th

8:30am-12:00pm ET

 

 
Register Now
 

Please register ahead of time. 

 

Meeting Details: Location:
Capital Hilton  
1001 16th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20036

Agenda 

  • Updates and planned activities from the Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health & Human Services
  • NEMSAC updates and discussion 
  • "Lights and Siren Use by EMS: Above All Do No Harm" presentation
  • "Fatigue in EMS Guidelines" presentation
  • Looming Pharmaceutical Shortages presentation
  • NEMSAC 2015-2017 reports and prioritization efforts  

Public Comment
Members of the public are invited to provide comment directly to the NEMSAC on matters relating to EMS during public comment periods on both August 14 and 15. Written comments may be submitted to NHTSA's Office of EMS  by emailing NEMSAC@dot.gov or sending a fax to (202) 366-7149. All emailed comments will be distributed prior to the meeting to aid in the discussion. 

More Information
The meeting materials will be available online shortly before the meeting.  

 

 

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EMS Update May 2017
This newsletter discusses the national EMS issues with a local impact, EMS Agenda 2050 assembles panel to guide national effort, fatigue in EMS project and EMS compass look to the future, and improving care by including EMS in health information exchange.

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EMS Update January/February 2017
NHTSA's EMS Update - Your Connection to the Office of EMS
letter
Jan/Feb 2017
The Latest from the December NEMSAC Meeting
NEMSACRecently, the National EMS Advisory Council held its first meeting with the newly appointed Chair and Vice Chair, and approved several advisories on topics ranging from reimbursement to data collection. Read More
 
EMS Agenda 2050: A New Vision for the Future of EMS
A new effort to envision the future of EMS for the next several decades is underway. The project encourages innovative thinkers and leaders to join an expert panel to create a bold plan for advancing EMS systems. Read More
 
Webinar Addresses EMS Workforce Safety Issues
EMS FocusIn the latest EMS Focus webinar, a group of leaders share both local and national efforts to improve EMS workplace safety and reduce injuries. Read More
 
Creating an Information-Driven Future for EMS
EMS leaders take an honest look at the obstacles and opportunities facing EMS in becoming a truly data-driven field in a new whitepaper released by the Office of EMS. Read More
        
Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities 
Lifesavers logo Lifesavers is the premier U.S. highway safety meeting dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on our nation's roadways. Drawing over 2,000 participants in 2016, Lifesavers continues to be the must attend conference since its start in 1982. Each year, Lifesavers provides a forum for the presentation of proven countermeasures and initiatives that address today's practical highway safety problems. This year, Lifesavers is celebrating 35 years of delivering solutions to today's critical highway safety problems.
March 26-28, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Read More 

In This Issue
NEMSAC Approves Advisories
EMS Agenda 2050
Reduce EMS Workforce Injury
Creating an Information Driven Future for EMS

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EMS News Resources
EMS Update Archive
NHTSA News Releases


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EMS Update September / October 2016

EMS Update - Sept / Oct 2016
NHTSA's EMS Update - Your Connection to the Office of EMS
letter
Sept/Oct 2016
The Office of EMS Has Busy Year Supporting EMS Systems
Each year, the Office of EMS creates a special issue of EMS Update that highlights important initiatives, partnerships and achievements that have helped to advance EMS systems, policy, research and much more. Read More
 
Dr. Jon Krohmer Named New Director of NHTSA’s Office of EMS
Dr KrohmerDr. Jon Krohmer has been named the new Director of the Office of EMS. His wealth of experience spanning over thirty years in EMS will be a great asset to the office and NHTSA. Read More
 
NEMSAC Recommends Addition of Naloxone to EMT, EMR Scope of Practice

NEMSACThe National EMS Advisory Council met for the second time in the current term to move forward on several recommendations and elect a new chair and vice chair.      

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A Year in Review from NEMSAC and FICEMS
Learn about the recommendations and projects that NEMSAC and FICEMS have undertaken this past year to support advancing EMS programs at the local, state and regional level. Read More
 
EMS and the Opioid Crisis

In a recent article published in EMS World, NHTSA Office of EMS Public Health Fellow Jeremy Kinsman, MPH, EMT, and New Orleans EMS and public health officials took a close look at the opioid overdose epidemic and how EMS can collaborate with its healthcare partners to prevent overdoses and save lives.   

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In This Issue
OEMS Supports EMS Systems 
Dr. Jon Krohmer Named New Director
Council Addresses BLS Use of Naloxone 
A Year in Review from NEMSAC and FICEMS

News and Links
EMS News and Events
EMS Update Archive
NHTSA News Releases


EMS.gov
Initiatives
Federal Partners
FICEMS
NEMSAC


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West Building
Washington, DC 20590
888-327-4236
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