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 fire department taking innovative approaches to improve out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates? If so, consider submitting a nomination for the 2021 Heart Safe Community Awards. The EMS Section is partnering with the PulsePoint Foundation for a second year to recognize fire departments which have made strides in bolstering cardiac arrest survival rates in their community. Please take a few minutes to nominate a fire department today. All nominations are due by May 21 at 11:59 PM ET. The award recipients in the large community category (population of 100,000+) and small/mid-sized community category (population of up to 100,000) will be recognized during the upcoming Fire-Rescue Med 2021 conference which will be hosted online on June 11.
EMS Week is fast approaching and will occur on May 16-22 this year. Now is a great time to think through how your community can recognize the EMS practioners who have provided an unprecedented level of service. Check out the EMS Strong website for stories and ideas for recognizing the dedicated EMS personnel in your community.
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)
Dr. Michael McEvoy, Chief of EMS
Saratoga County, NY
Vance Riley, Fire Chief
Opposing EMS Degree Requirements
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