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November/December 2015
Message from NHTSA Office of EMS Interim Director

Mike BrownOn November 2, following the retirement of longtime director Drew Dawson, Mike Brown became interim director of the NHTSA Office of EMS. Learn more about Mike and the future of OEMS in his message to the EMS community. Read More

The Real Stories Behind Ambulance Safety Data

real ambulance safety storiesAfter years of collecting ambulance crash data, NHTSA and a local ambulance service share their findings and recommendations to keep patients and providers safe. Learn more about the data — and the personal stories behind them — that can be used to make EMS safer for all. Read More

Emerging Digital Technologies in EMS

Evaluating, implementing and effectively using new technologies in EMS can seem like a daunting task. Two industry experts and educators share strategies and real-world examples of effective technology assessment and utilization that have made a measurable impact. Read More

The Blue Campaign to End Human Trafficking
Join us on Monday, January 25th at 2pm EST for the next EMS Focus webinar featuring the Blue Campaign, the Department of Homeland Security’s effort to end human trafficking. You’ll hear from a former prosecutor of human trafficking cases and Homeland Security officials, who will describe how to recognize potential victims and what steps EMS providers should take on the scene.


Meet the Staff: Jeremy Kinsman
Jeremy Kinsman, a new public health fellow in the Office of EMS, knows the impact that EMS data can have in improving EMS systems. From training first responders in Nepal to researching the impact of socioeconomic status on vehicle crash risk, he has big plans to collect and utilize data to improve EMS systems. Read More

White House Launches Initiative to Educate Bystanders on Bleeding Control
stop the bleedA new national effort is encouraging the public to treat major bleeding and save lives during the critical time before first responders arrive. “Stop the Bleed” aims to provide public education, outreach and personal bleeding control kits to empower bystanders to take action in times of need. Read More





In This Issue

Message from NHTSA Office
Ambulance Safety Data
Emerging Digital Technologies
Meet Jeremy Kinsman
• Stop the Bleed

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