Learn more about EMS and NHTSA's role in supporting EMS systems nationwide.
We Strengthen America's Emergency Medical Service Systems
Working with our federal partners, NHTSA's Office of EMS advances a national vision for EMS through projects and research; fosters collaboration among federal agencies involved in EMS planning; measures the health of the nation's EMS systems; and delivers the data EMS leaders need to help advance their systems.
Office of EMS Initiatives
Supporting a nationwide systems approach to EMS education
Supporting efforts to strengthen workforce viability nationwide
Analyzing data and measuring performance to enable improvement in EMS systems
Collecting & sharing standardized EMS data to support improvements in patient care and EMS systems
Advancing EMS Systems
Supporting the importance of developing EMS as a coordinated system of care
Fostering collaboration across the Federal Government to enhance readiness for catastrophic incidents
Protecting the health & safety of EMS practitioners and their patients
Providing leadership and coordination to support and promote optimal 911 services