Advancing the EMS profession

Research and Data





Survey Reveals Alarming Rates of EMS Provider Stress and Thoughts of Suicide

JEMS Article on Fitch & Associates’ Ambulance Service Manager Program Survey Results.  
Data  Suicide Surveillance, Prevention and Intervention Measures for the U.S. Fire Service 

Study undertaken by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to explore causes and prevention strategies.


NAEMT 2016 National Survey on EMS Mental Health Services

Findings of a national survey conducted to determine what services EMS agencies provide to EMS practitioners to help them cope with job stress, maintain their mental wellbeing, and seek help when needed. 

Research  Mental Health and Stress in Emergency Medical Services

NEMSMA report outlining the results of the April 2015 Ambulance Service Manager Program cohort research project on the mental health and suicide of EMS providers


Physical and psychosocial work environment factors and their association with health outcomes in Danish ambulance personnel  

A cross section study that compares EMS personnel to general population. 
Research  Health problems and help-seeking in a nationwide sample of operational Norwegian ambulance personnel 

Research study on prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms, and their association with professional help-seeking, among operational ambulance personnel and a general working population.

Research  Health status in the ambulance services: a systematic review 

The research systematically explores the literature on health problems and work-related and individual health predictors in the ambulance services.

Research Acute and chronic job stressors among ambulance personnel: predictors of health symptoms 

Research study on symptoms of post-traumatic distress, fatigue, and burnout due to acute and chronic work related stressors among ambulance personnel. 

Research Post traumatic stress among Swedish ambulance personnel

Study investigates the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among Swedish ambulance personnel.