Emergency Medical Services Section
Updates and Action Items
Heart Safe Community Award Nomination Period Opens
Has your agency implemented an innovative way to provide effective cardiac care? The IAFC EMS Section and Physio-Control are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Heart Safe Community Award. One recipient will be chosen in both the small/mid size community category (populations under 100,000) and the large community category (populations of 100,001+). Please see the nomination form (pdf) for more information. Nominations must be received by February 16, 2015.
EMS Section Elections
Are you interested in running for elected office on the EMS Section Executive Committee? The EMS Section is looking for members interested in running for the positions of Chair and Treasurer. All candidates must be a regular member in good standing with both the IAFC and EMS Section. Candidates for the position of Chair must also have one prior year of service on the EMS Section Executive Committee. For more information, please see the EMS Section Candidate Manual (pdf). All interested candidates must submit their information to the EMS Section by January 22.
Enhancing Fire-Based Emergency Medical Services: Transitioning to the Next Level
When starting or enhancing a fire-based EMS system, there will be countless questions from fire service leaders, community officials and local politicians. This book answers these questions and serves as a guide for a fire department transitioning into, or enhancing, a fire-based EMS system.
Data Analysis and Performance Measurement for Fire-based EMS
The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) and FireStats, LLC will be offering a four day workshop (pdf) to give attendees a better ability to analyze data and improve performance in their fire-based EMS systems. The workshop will run from December 8-11 in Culver City, CA.
EMS Ebola Resource Page Launched
The IAFC EMS Section has launched a page with resources on Ebola preparedness and response for EMS agencies. All IAFC members should review and, if appropriate, implement these recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Emerging Infections Committee Report
The EMS Section's Emerging Infections Committee recently released an update for EMS Section members to learn more about the latest on emerging infections (pdf).
Strategies for IV Solution in Shortage
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has released new guidance (pdf) for fire and EMS agencies on actions they can take to alleviate the current shortage of large volume intravenous solutions.
- Is a forum that addresses fire service based-EMS issues.
- Provides guidance and direction to the IAFC board and membership on fire service EMS issues.
- Represents fire service-based EMS issues to the federal government and other interest groups.
The Section is one of the IAFC’s largest sections with over 2,000 members... More
Firefighter/EMT Safety, Health & Survival: Team Building for Excellence
Fire & Life Safety: Soccer Teams and Community-Risk Reduction
President's Letter: Take Time to Reflect, Connect and Protect
Ready, Set, Go: Continued Community Efforts