NHTSA's Office of EMS is dedicated to promoting a sufficient, stable, and well-trained EMS workforce, as well as enhancing the health and safety of all EMS providers. To this end, OEMS supports workforce research and develops resources designed specifically for EMS providers.
EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future (May 2011)
Funded by NHTSA and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), the EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future identifies four components critical to the development of a thriving EMS workforce that will be a driving force for achieving integrated, community-based EMS systems. The report provides a roadmap for building a future in which all EMS systems have a sufficient number of well-educated, adequately prepared, and appropriately credentialed EMS workers who are valued, fairly compensated, healthy, and safe. View the report.
National Workforce Technical Assistance Center
Part of the Workforce Agenda called for the development of a National EMS Workforce Technical Assistance Center to aid National, State, territorial, tribal, local, and private EMS stakeholders with workforce development. Learn more.
Workforce Safety Project
NHTSA has partnered with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to improve injury surveillance and ambulance safety using NEISS-WORK. NEISS-WORK collects data on work-related nonfatal injuries and illness treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments, and together, NIOSH and NHTSA are using the system to gather nationally representative data about line-of-duty injuries within EMS.
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