Emergency Medical Services | EMS

The IAFC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section addresses fire-based EMS issues, and provides guidance and direction to the IAFC board and membership, as well as the federal government and other interest groups.

Is Your Community Heart Safe?    

The EMS Section is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Heart Safe Community Awards. These awards recognize fire/EMS agencies and communities which have implemented innovative programs to improve their community's out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates. If you know of a deserving honoree, please consider nominating them to today. 

All nominations must be received by 8pm ET on October 8. The EMS Section is able to consider only those nominations which were submitted via the online nomination form. Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the IAFC EMS Section

Attend Fire-Rescue Med 2020

Each year, the EMS Section sponsors Fire-Rescue Med, a conference addressing a wide variety of EMS issues. The conference is recognized throughout the industry as the premier gathering of fire service EMS leadership. Sessions are specifically targeted toward upper management, EMS officer and mid-level supervisors. For 2020, Fire-Rescue Med be held online, on October 19, and in conjunction with the IAFC's ReIGNITE virtual conference.

The FRM conference will be held at no charge for both IAFC members and non-members.  

Join the EMS Section

With over 1,600 members, the EMS Section is one of the IAFC's largest and offers a wealth of resources to members and the EMS community. Benefits of EMS Section Membership (pdf)

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Dr. Michael McEvoy, Chief of EMS
Saratoga County, NY

Vice Chair
Vance Riley, Fire Chief
Pearland, TX

Staff Liaison
Evan Davis

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