Tag: EMS

  • January 6th, 2022

Incident response and emergency services personnel, including police, firefighters, emergency medical services, and towing operators, are at risk of being struck by passing motorists while they are working at the roadside. Stakeholders such as AAA and others strive to reduce these professionals’ risk of being injured or killed on the job through advocacy, education, and implementation […]

  • November 29th, 2021

In 2009, the EMS community came together to create the original National EMS Education Standards (the Standards). This represented a major step toward realizing the vision put forth in the 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future and was further outlined in the EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach four years later. This […]

  • November 3rd, 2021

The Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) initiative, recognizing all traffic incident management (TIM) response communities, will take place this year from November 8 -14, 2021. This week is our opportunity to make a difference individually and jointly for roadway safety during traffic incidents by teaching each other and the motoring public about our common goal […]

  • August 20th, 2021

The goal of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 17-57 is to develop a comprehensive roadmap for states to measure serious injuries in crashes. This goal has been motivated by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which requires a set of performance metrics to include assessment of serious […]

  • August 11th, 2021

The NHTSA Office of EMS has collaborated with partners at the federal, state and local levels to support the EMS and 911 response to COVID-19 since the virus first appeared in the US in early 2020. Below are links and downloads with the latest information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the HHS/FEMA […]

  • May 21st, 2021

A global shortage of semiconductors is impacting the production of ambulances in the United States and throughout the world, according to information published this week by the American Ambulance Association (AAA) & The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) Ground Vehicle Standards. The chassis manufacturers as well as final stage ambulance manufacturers report that the […]

  • May 20th, 2021

Every day, in communities across the country, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers put themselves on the line to save lives, safeguard dangerous situations, and deliver hope to families and communities in crisis.  With selflessness, professionalism, and grace under fire, they provide essential care — never more so than during our battle with COVID-19 over the past […]

  • February 23rd, 2021

Police, fire, medical, towing, and other responders risk being killed or injured by passing vehicles when responding to a roadside emergency. To protect these vulnerable workers and improve highway safety, all states and the District of Columbia have enacted Move Over laws. GAO was asked to review issues related to Move Over laws and emergency […]

  • February 11th, 2021

These resources can serve as just in time training for vaccination programs utilizing emergency medical technicians: Training video on COVID-19 intramuscular vaccine administration This video created by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) can be used to provide EMTs with didactic knowledge to administer IM injections. With the exception of the MIEMSS […]

  • October 1st, 2020

NHTSA asks EMS agencies across the U.S. to take a few minutes each week to report PPE, personnel status within their agency. EMS and its public safety colleagues continue to serve on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Resource procurement and distribution of personal protective equipment and staffing shortages continue to challenge […]