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Get involved: Advocates for EMS

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AEMS’ mission is to promote EMS, educate elected and appointed officials and the public on issues of importance to EMS, monitor and influence EMS legislation and regulatory activity, and raise awareness among decision-makers on issues of importance to EMS.”

Among issues they bat for are increased NHTSA funding for EMS, increased funding for the NEMSIS database, along with other EMS related funding from the Dept. of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, FEMA, and others.

They also offer, with NAEMT, an excellent website called the “AES & NAEMT Legislative Action Center” detailing current issues in EMS, and highlighting how your state representatives have voted on them. Information is available to write your representatives and urge them to vote yes in support of EMS, along with their past voting record in these areas.

To my knowledge, there is no other group in Washington dedicated specifically to advocate for the EMS industry. I suggest becoming a member if you are able.

Thanks to Chris and Episode 6 of the EMSGarage for drawing me to this excellent organization.

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Written by ben

October 21st, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Posted in leadership,links

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