In 2015, several national EMS and safety organizations came together to establish a mechanism through which the recommendations contained in the National EMS Culture of Safety Strategy could be implemented. These organizations established the National EMS Safety Council. Listed below are the member organizations of the National EMS Safety Council along with their member representatives:
American Ambulance Association – Ron Thackery American College of Emergency Physicians – Dr. Craig Manifold Association of Air Medical Services – Rick Sherlock Center for Patient Safety – Lee Varner International Association of Fire Chiefs – Mike McEvoy National Association of EMS Educators – John Todaro National Association of EMS Physicians – Dr. Michael Redlener National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians – Jason White National Association of State EMS Officials – Paul Patrick National EMS Management Association - Allison Bloom National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Severo Rodriguez National Safety Council – Robb Rehberg
Rick Murray from ACEP and Pam Lane and Lisa Lindsay from NAEMT provide staff support to the Council. Dave Bryson of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS serves as an advisor to the Council.
The purpose of the Council is to ensure that patients receive emergency and mobile healthcare with the highest standards of safety, and promote a safe and healthy work environment for all emergency and mobile healthcare practitioners.
The National EMS Safety Council:
NAEMT and ACEP provide administrative support to the Council. The minutes of the Council meetings can be viewed here.
Contact the Council with questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.