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  • Toward Zero Deaths: A National Strategy on Highway Safety (NCHRP 17-51)
    An initiative to develop a 25-year vision for reducing the nation’s highway deaths by developing champions in organizations that impact highway safety through engineering, enforcement, education, EMS, policy, public health and communications. In 2010, a series of white papers outlined the national strategy (NASEMSO co-authored the EMS white paper). Additional funding in 2011 from the TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is producing a framework and marketing strategy. Dia Gainor and Mary Hedges are NASEMSO’s representatives on the Steering Committee; contact person is Kelly Hardy. NASEMSO member on the NCHRP 17-51 Panel is Dolly Fernandes; contact person is Chuck Niessner. more details

  • WNNG: “What’s Next - Next Generation 9-1-1” | Timeline: 2010-2012
    The project is intended to create the foundation for emergency communications in a wire-less mobile society. In August 2011, TSAG’s multidisciplinary group released NG9-1-1 What’s Next Forum Report, a series of white papers created by stakeholders in four emergency response disciplines—law enforcement, fire-rescue, emergency medical services and transportation—addressing the future of the Next Generation 9-1-1 system. Dia Gainor is NASEMSO’s representative. news release | report
  • National EMS Culture of Safety Project | Timeline: 2010-2013
    NHTSA-sponsored project, with support from HRSA’s EMSC program, led by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to develop a national strategy for an EMS Culture of Safety. Dia Gainor is NASEMSO’s representative to the steering committee, which is chaired by Sabina Braithwaite, MD, FACEP. more details
  • Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Expert Panel
    Created to revise the guideline for reporting motor vehicle crash data, the MMUCC Expert Panel meets periodically to revise the standardized set of data elements used by states to generate information for improving roadway safety. Dia Gainor serves as NASEMSO’s representative on the Panel. more details
  • Models for Effective Emergency Responses within the “Golden Hour” in Rural Areas NCHRP 20-05/Topic 43-15 [New] | Timeline: 2011-2012
    NCHRP Synthesis Project to gather existing information on successful practices leading to timely emergency medical response in rural areas. NASEMSO members on the panel are James DeTienne, Dean Cole, and Dia Gainor. more details
  • Development of an Improved Metric for Serious Traffic Crash Injuries NCHRP 17-57 | Timeline: 2011-2014
    NCHRP research project to improve accuracy of injury reporting by law enforcement officers at crash scenes. A major purpose is to enable states to more precisely evaluate safety treatments and countermeasures. The research will explore use of EMS (NEMSIS) and trauma registry data to develop a more accurate metric for serious injury. NASEMSO representative on the panel is Dia Gainor. more details
  • NFPA 1917: Standard for Automotive Ambulances
    NFPA 1917 Ambulance Standards began development in 2009 with completion of this comprehensive set of standards for automotive ambulances expected in 2012.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize effects of fire and other risks. Suzanne Prentiss is NASEMSO’s representative on the NFPA 1917 Technical Committee with Jay Bradshaw serving as alternate. NFPA 1917: Standard for Automotive Ambulances
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Human Factors Project
    A three-phase research project undertaken by a team of engineers and behavioral scientists for the Department of Homeland Security on the human factors involved in EMS professional performance and safety requirements. The intent is to develop design guidelines for ambulance patient compartments that maximize safety without compromising effectiveness. Richard “Chip” Cooper is NASEMSO’s liaison to the project; contact person is Jennifer Marshall. more details or to participate in the survey