Advancing the EMS profession

Supporting Our Military

For EMS practitioners serving in the military, deployment can add more responsibilities to their already busy schedules. Multiple tasks must be completed before deployment, during their tour, and when they come home. To help with deployment, NAEMT offers Tips for EMS Practitioners Deploying for Combat.

EMS leaders with employees in the military should support their deploying employees. Deployments may last a year or more and may require adjustments to staffing or shift schedules. View our Employers Guide for tips for getting your veteran back on board as a valued employee. View additional resources below. 

Website informationNational Center for PTSDDedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.
Website informationK9s For Warriors – Because Together We StandK9s For Warriors program pairs rescue dogs with military veterans suffering from PTSD.
Useful ResourcesVeteran and Active Servicemember BenefitsInformation on benefits and how to access them.
Useful ResourcesWounded Warrior RegimentOfficial command charged by the Commandant of the Marine Corps to provide leadership & facilitate the integration of non-medical & medical care to wounded, ill, & injured (WII) Marines, sailors attached to Marine units, & family members in order to maximize their recovery.
Useful ResourcesWounded Warrior ProjectAn organization that connects warriors to peers, programs and communities
Useful ResourcesWarrior CareProactively supporting wounded, ill, and/or injured Service members in their recovery and reintegration or transition to civilian life
Useful ResourcesVeterans of Foreign WarsThe Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
Useful ResourcesTransition Assistance ProgramHelps match employers to candidates through the use of pertinent and dynamic career information, unique online tools, relationships with key partners, and our longevity and experience in the military career site business.
Useful ResourcesManpower & Reserve Affairs`Delivers reliable and timely resources and information for leaders, service members, family members, service providers and volunteers.
Useful ResourcesNational Suicide Prevention LifelineThe Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Useful ResourcesNational Resource DirectoryA resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.
Useful ResourcesNational Center for PTSDResources for education of PTSD
Useful ResourcesMilitary Health System and the Defense Health AgencyThe Military Health System website
Useful ResourcesMilitary OneSourcecentral hub and go-to-place for the military community.
Useful ResourcesMental Health AssessmentAn anonymous self-assessment.
Useful ResourcesDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Defense Resource Page has several useful resources for the military community.
Useful ResourcesAmeriForce Deployment GuideDeployment preparation guide
Legal ProtectionUniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)This link provides an overview of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act as well as information about ESGR Ombudsman Services Program.
Legal ProtectionServicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)This link provides an overview of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
FamilyOur Military KidsProvides grants to the children of National Guard and Military Reserve personnel who are currently deployed overseas, as well as the children of Wounded Warriors in all branches.
FamilyHelping Children Cope with DeploymentA place where your family can create, communicate and stay connected.
FamilyArmy OneSourceProvides information regarding family programs and service, healthcare, housing, school services and many others.
FamilyAmerican Red CrossProvides emergency communications that link soldiers with their families back home, access to financial assistance, and assistance to veterans
Employment and BenefitsVeterans’ Employment & Training Service (VETS)Provides resources and expertise to assist and prepare veterans to obtain meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities, and protect their employment rights.
Employment and BenefitsEmployer Support of the Guard and ReservePromotes cooperation and understanding between Reservists and their civilian employers and assists in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.