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Join NASEMSO Executive Director in Webinar on the EMS Licensure Compact, Set for Sept. 16, 2014

(07/26/14) You are invited to join NASEMSO Executive Director Dia Gainor as she presents an NASEMSO webinar on "The EMS Licensure Compact for EMS Stakeholders," scheduled for Sept. 16, 2014, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. Dia will provide an overview of the objectives, criteria, and plans for implementing this important opportunity.

Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat
now
. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. System requirements are:
PC-based attendees require: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server.
Mac®-based attendees require: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer.
Mobile attendees require: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet.

NASEMSO Joins EMS Organizations to Comment on FCC Proposed Rule Making

(06/03/14) NASEMSO, the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), the National Association of EMTS (NAEMT), and the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) have
collaboratively joined forces to support proposed rules by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require indoor location accuracy as a means to enhance the E911 system. As part of the Federal Docket No. 07-114, the group submitted formal comment and continues to monitor the proposal. Download comments here.

NASEMSO Annual Meeting Update

(06/03/14) Important information is now available for the 2014 Annual Meeting. The preliminary program, hotel reservation information, and registration form have now been posted. We are excited about meeting in Cleveland (home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) where our hosts promise an educational and fun-filled meeting. And don’t miss the opportunity to enter the inaugural NASEMSO Poster Competition.

For those whose states restrict employees to staying at hotels charging the per diem rate, please note that the hotel is offering a limited number of “per diem” rate rooms on a first come, first serve basis. You will be required to show state ID card when checking in. Learn more.

Interested persons are reminded that NASEMSO is conducting a poster competition in conjunction with the NASEMSO Annual Meeting. The goal of the poster competition is to foster and develop system research and performance assessment and improvement skills in State offices of EMS and Trauma. Download the Call for Posters. Deadline for abstracts is Aug. 31, 2014. Questions should be directed to Terry Mullins.

 

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JNEMSLF Submits Concerns to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics about Under Reporting of EMS Work Place Data

(07/22/14) (22 July 2014) The Joint National EMS Leadership Forum (JNEMSLF), a group of federal agencies and national organizations, including NASEMSO, submitted to the Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, its proposal regarding changes to the broad group of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics (29-2040) and creation of new detailed occupations under the broad group of EMTs and Paramedics (29-2040) to replace the existing detailed occupation EMTs and Paramedics (29-2041).

The JNEMSLF has identified concerns about the current data collecting structure, which results in serious under reporting of critical EMS-related work place data. The JNEMSLF, which supports and represents professionals and agencies responsible for the EMS delivery in the United States, works collaboratively on issues of national importance impacting the provision of EMS at the community level and as part of U.S. disaster preparedness and response activities. Download comments here.

The EMS and Highway Safety Connection: New Website Launched

(06/26/14) NASEMSO is delighted that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has created a website designed to promote collaboration between EMS and highway safety officials. The site recently became live and can be accessed at EMS and Highway Safety. One goal of the site is to encourage State EMS Offices to engage in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) process to reduce serious highway injuries and fatalities. The Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a data-driven, four to five year comprehensive plan that integrates the 4Es of highway safety: Engineering, Education, Enforcement and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). For a number of years, NASEMSO has worked to promote such collaboration. The Highway Incident and Transportation Systems (HITS) Committee was established as a standing Committee of NASEMSO in 2008 in an effort to further promote EMS involvement in highway safety issues. In fact, HITS members provided input on the content for the new site when the developer presented the project at HITS Committee meetings in 2013. See HITS Committee & Projects for more information on NASEMSO activities in highway safety issues and projects.

New Information Available on Local Health Department Services and Resources

(06/03/14) The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has launched a new website for the National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study. The website contains information from the most comprehensive survey of local health departments, including data on workforce, programs and services and partnerships.

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