National EMS Dashboard: Traffic Crashes
The national EMS Traffic Crash Dashboard provides up-to-date information for EMS activations where the cause of injury was reported as motor vehicle-related across all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia—approximately 50 million EMS activations each year. The dashboard elements are collected using the national standard for EMS data and represent 90% of all EMS responses. Data is collected in near real time with most states reporting complete data within 8 days.
This data can be used to characterize and understand traffic incident mortality and morbidity and can also serve as a valuable tool for planning and prevention activities. For more information regarding how to use this dashboard, as well as the criteria used to select records, see the companion document.
Nationwide EMS Incident Data
The National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) standardizes data collected by EMS agencies and provides the framework for collecting and sharing data from States and Territories.
EMS Data in Use
From statistics about the opioid crisis and COVID-19 to a traffic crash database for highway safety, data is applied across the country to help solve complex public health problems.
Request EMS Data (NEMSIS)
Visit NEMSIS.org to request the 2021 NEMSIS Public-Release Research Dataset and the Data Cube, among other resources.
Collecting Good Data
The more accurate and complete the information from patient care reports, the better it can be used to improve patient care and public health and help keep providers and patients safe.
Other Data Standards and Sources
Access these other resources and research to better understand the state of EMS in the U.S.