Advancing the EMS profession

Top News

All News

NAEMT Position Statement Federal Emergency Support Function

Apr 04, 2023

NAEMT believes that the federal government should establish an Emergency Support Function (ESF) specifically for EMS within the National Response Framework, decoupling EMS from ESF #8, Public Health and Medical Services. The recent pandemic reinforced the essential services that EMS offers as a community lifeline to our nation. By establishing a stand-alone ESF for EMS and decoupling it from ESF #8, the federal government will be able to acknowledge EMS as a separate critical task within disaster response at the state, tribal and local levels during natural or man-made disasters, health crises, mass casualty incidents, acts of terrorism, and planned and unplanned public events.

Read more