The National Workforce Assessment provides a critical review of EMS workforce literature, analysis of primary and secondary data, and interviews with experts in the field. The intent of this research is to provide guidance to the national EMS community in ensuring a viable EMS workforce for the future.
Supporting efforts to strengthen workforce viability nationwide
For EMS systems to be effective, they must have access to a sufficient, stable, and well-trained workforce. To meet this need, NHTSA’s Office of EMS supports workforce research and develops resources designed specifically for EMS providers.
We also engage with our Federal partners and a wide variety of other stakeholders in programs to enhance the health and safety of the EMS workforce. Federal, State and local partners utilize NHTSA’s research to improve injury surveillance and help maintain a healthy EMS workforce.
In addition, in keeping with recent strategic goals set forth by the Federal Interagency Council on EMS (FICEMS), we support efforts to enhance interstate recognition and reciprocity of EMS personnel, and are working with State EMS offices to support the transition of military EMS personnel to civilian practice.