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REPLICA Advocate Sue Prentiss Elected as Mayor of Lebanon, New Hampshire
(03/31/17) Sue Prentiss, MPA, paramedic, was elected by the Lebanon (New Hampshire) City Council to serve as mayor, after serving as assistant mayor for two years and a council member for five years. Prentiss is REPLICA advocate for the National Association of State EMS Officials, where she works to promote and implement interstate compacts for EMS. Prior to this position, she worked for six years as manager of emergency services for Concord Hospital's emergency department, and she served as New Hampshire's trauma coordinator between 1999 and 2010. NASEMSO congratulates Sue on her election! Learn more.
NASEMSO Releases Guidance on Safe Transport of Children by EMS
(03/24/17) NASEMSO announces the release of Safe Transport of Children by EMS: Interim Guidance. The guidance is a result of the work of NASEMSO’s Safe Transport of Children Ad Hoc Committee, which is focused on establishing evidence-based standards for safely transporting children by ground ambulance. Download press release.
While there are a variety of products available to secure children being transported in ambulances, the EMS provider (and the children being transported) must depend on the manufacturer for determining if the restraint would operate as intended in an ambulance crash. Unlike the child restraints (car seats) used in passenger vehicles, which must meet the crash standards defined by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213, there are no required crash-testing standards for these devices in the United States.
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FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build $46.5 Billion Wireless Broadband Network for America’s First Responders
(03/30/17) The Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) on Mar. 30 announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing of large events.
It also will make 20 MHz of prime broadband spectrum available for private-sector development. For details, see the press release announcing the partnership and download the FirstNet Partnership Communications Toolkit.
NASEMSO in the Spotlight: Read FirstNet's Personal Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) profile on NASEMSO, dated Mar. 1, 2017.
National Safety Council Accepting Nominations Through May 5 for its Excellence in Safety Awards
(03/21/17) Are you looking for ways for your company to be acknowledged for its outstanding safety performance? Does your CEO lead with safety and inspire others to do the same? Has your team improved its safety performance in the last year? Do you have a remarkable individual who deserves recognition for his or her efforts in safety?
Learn more about the variety of individual, team and corporate awards offered by the National Safety Council, and submit your entries by May 5, 2017.
NASEMSO EMS Fatigue Project Highlighted in Latest NHTSA Report
(03/21/17) "Asleep at the Wheel: A National Compendium of Efforts to Eliminate Drowsy Driving" is the most recent installment of reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to create awareness and highlight efforts to combat the deadly consequences of drowsy driving. The report was released on Mar. 20, 2017, to coincide with the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in San Diego, CA.
Long and short term actions and ideas previously identified by stakeholders were collapsed into a set of successful efforts and novel ideas organized across topics, including: research and development, public and private partnerships, public education and awareness, and vehicle technology. Within each topic area, the challenges to more effectively combat drowsy driving are identified.
The compendium also features the various efforts that contributors are taking to address each of these challenges, including NASEMSO’s efforts to develop evidence-based fatigue risk management guidelines for EMS. The report can be downloaded here.
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