The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) was established in April 2007 as a nationally recognized council of EMS representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to NHTSA in the Department of Transportation and to the members of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS.NEMSAC provides a forum for the development, consideration, and communication of information from a knowledgeable and independent perspective. NEMSAC does not exercise program management or regulatory development responsibilities, and makes no decisions directly affecting the programs on which it provides advice. View the NEMSAC Charter.
Public meetings of the NEMSAC are held throughout the year. Learn more about upcoming dates, agendas and opportunities for public comment, or download meeting materials from NEMSAC meetings since 2008.
NEMSAC Advisories and Recommendations
The NEMSAC meets throughout the year to deliberate on specific issues affecting EMS systems across the nation with the goal of providing advisories and recommendations to the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).
The NEMSAC membership consists of 25 members of the EMS community who represent different aspects of the industry. The members are appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation for two-year terms and each may serve up to two terms.
The NEMSAC membership conducts its work within six working committees. The committees provide updates and recommendations at public meetings held throughout the year in the Washington, D.C. area.
The NEMSAC has reorganized its committee structure to align with the guiding principles of EMS Agenda 2050. NEMSAC activities will be based around the six committees below:
- Adaptability & Innovation
- Equitable Patient Care
- Integration & Technology
- Preparedness & Education
- Profession Safety
- Sustainability & Efficiency