Tag: EMS

  • 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 […]

  • June 25th, 2020

The 2016 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey used address-based sampling with a multi-mode methodology to produce nationally representative estimates of self-reported behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge related to various motor vehicle occupant safety topics among United States adults (18 and older). The current volume is number four in a series of four volumes describing the survey […]

  • May 21st, 2020

This year, President Donald Trump declared that May 17 through May 23, 2020, should be known as Emergency Medical Services Week. “During Emergency Medical Services Week, we honor all of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers who play such a critical role in our Nation’s health and safety. These incredible professionals respond to daily calls […]

  • May 19th, 2020

“You are making a tremendous difference for our country,” Secretary Chao says in video message. In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recorded a video message honoring the people of EMS and their families for their sacrifice and dedication to their communities, especially during this unprecedented pandemic. […]

  • May 19th, 2020

EMS professionals have long served at the frontlines of our healthcare system, ready for any emergency. For nearly half a century, we have celebrated the dedication of our nation’s emergency medical services professionals during National EMS Week. This year we mark this occasion during a most extraordinary time. Instead of hosting awards ceremonies and recognition […]