About Us

Formed in 1975 and more than 65,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the nation’s only organization solely dedicated to representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders and other professionals working in prehospital emergency medicine. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military.

NAEMT works to advance the EMS profession and improve the practice of EMS through activities that:

  • Increase resources for EMS agencies and practitioners;
  • Increase access to quality education for all EMS agency personnel;
  • Help develop an infrastructure to implement quality improvement; and
  • Support evidence based research.