The Federal Interagency Committee for Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) was established in 2005 by the reauthorization of the Department of Transportation. Public Law 109-59 (Section 10202), to ensure coordination among federal agencies involved with state, local, tribal and regional emergency medical services and 9-1-1 systems.
The following agencies are represented on FICEMS:
Department of Transportation
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Defense
Federal Communications Commission
State EMS Medical Director
Additional federal agencies that support EMS:
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Emergency Medical Services for Children
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Indian Health Service
For more information about the role of federal agencies in supporting EMS, click here.