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NAEMT Participates in Update to BLS Data on EMS Professions

Aug 05, 2014

The Joint National EMS Leadership Forum (JNEMSLF), a group of national EMS organizations including NAEMT has submitted suggested changes to the Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, regarding the broad group of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics (29-2040) and creation of new detailed occupations under the broad group of EMTs and Paramedics (29-2040) to replace the existing detailed occupation EMTs and Paramedics (29-2041). The JNEMSLF has identified concerns about the current data collecting structure, which results in serious under reporting of critical EMS-related work place data. The JNEMSLF, which supports and represents professionals and agencies responsible for the EMS delivery in the United States, works collaboratively on issues of national importance impacting the provision of EMS at the community level and as part of U.S. disaster preparedness and response activities. Download comments here.