January/February 2016
NEMSAC Chair: Your Voice is Heard in Washington, DC
John SinclairJohn Sinclair, chair of the National EMS Advisory Council, shares the council’s top priorities for the country’s EMS providers and various ways the EMS community can ensure their voice is heard in Washington, DC.  Read More
Future of EMS Compass Discussed at Steering Committee Meeting
Ems CompassThe EMS Compass Steering Committee and a dozen national organizations met in January to discuss how to sustain the initiative into the future and its role in promoting a culture of data and improvement in EMS. Read More
FICEMS Recommends Using Grant Funding for NEMSIS Version 3
In a recently released letter to Federal grant-making agencies, the FICEMS recommended using funds to support EMS agencies’ efforts to implement or upgrade systems to be compliant with the latest version of NEMSIS. Read More
New HHS Initiative Empowers Local Responders
The emPOWER initiative helps local communities prepare for and prevent emergencies during power blackouts with a new GIS tool. Read More

Former NHTSA Office of EMS Director Drew Dawson Given Ronald D. Stewart, MD, Award
Drew Dawson Wins AwardThe National Association of EMS Physicians presented Drew Dawson with the Ronald D. Stewart, MD, Award during their annual meeting in San Diego in January. Read More
In This Issue
NEMSAC: Your Voice is Heard
Future of EMS Compass
Funding NEMSIS Version 3
New HHS Initiative
Drew Dawson Given Award

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