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EMS Resources

    National, State, and Local Resources


    • Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association. The Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (aka National Flight Nurses Association) is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to advance the practice of transport nursing and enhance the quality of patient care through commitment to safety and education. 
    • Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES). CARES helps communities measure performance and identify how to improve cardiac arrest survival rates. By joining CARES, communities gain more than just access to information that will help them improve performance and save lives. They also contribute to one of the largest EMS registries in the world, and one of the few that also includes patient outcome information from hospitals. Those features enable CARES data to be used to conduct vital research that furthers our knowledge of cardiac arrest treatment and saves countless lives for years to come.
    • Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). CAPCE is an accrediting body charged with the review and accreditation of EMS continuing education (CE). You can use this site to find CAPCE accredited educational providers and CAPCE accredited courses.
    • Journal of EMS (JEMS)
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems. This website has excellent information about how technology and transportation are being merged to make the highways (marine, land, air) safer and more efficient. How does EMS figure into all of this? Automated crash reporting and other EMS related issues will arise and it's essential that we provide guidance and recommendations to ensure that ITS initiatives result in timely and appropriate emergency medical care. There are some incredible advances on the drawing boards (and some which have been implemented in other states).
    • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. The ICISF is a non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of: Education, training and support services for all Emergency Services professions and Consultation in the establishment of Crisis and Disaster Response Programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide.
    • National Association of EMS Educators.
    • National Association of EMS Physicians. The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) represents physicians responsible for the medical oversight of EMS programs as well as non-physicians dedicated to out-of-hospital emergency medical care. Most of the physician members in the Association are medically/legally responsible for the provision of out-of-hospital emergency care. This site contains quite a bit of information on physician medical direction, including a model medical director curriculum and the new model pediatric emergency medical care protocols.
    • National Association of EMTs.
    • National Association of Flight Paramedics.
    • National Association of State EMS Officials. The NASEMSO is the lead national organization of EMS and a respected voice for national EMS policy with comprehensive concern and commitment for the development of effective, integrated, community-based, universal and consistent EMS systems.
    • National EMSC Data Analysis and Research Center (NEDARC). NEDARC is here to help Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) projects develop their own capabilities to formulate and answer research questions and to effectively collect, analyze, and utilize EMS data.
    • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The goal of NHTSA's EMS Division is to develop/enhance comprehensive emergency medical service systems to care for the injured patients involved in motor vehicle crashes. NHTSA develops many of the curricula used throughout the US, including the EMT-B curriculum, the 1996 EMT-Refresher curriculum, the Emergency Medical Dispatcher Curriculum, and others. This website contains a great deal of information about NHTSA EMS activities and allows many of the curricula.
    • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians provides many services to the EMS community nationwide.
    • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Online Version


    • Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation The Prevention Preparedness and Response Program protect public health, safety, and the environment by preventing and mitigating the effects of oil and hazardous substance releases and ensuring their cleanup.
    • Alaska Fire and Life Safety The State Fire and Life Safety program's mission is to prevent the loss of life and property from fire and explosion. Fire safety is improved through three means: Enforcement, Engineering, and Education.