NASEMSO membership affords a variety of opportunities to participate in activities with state EMS officials. Benefits include: representation and adovcacy on EMS issues; a twice-monthly newsletter with EMS issues updates; a professional journal; "mini-survey" short data collection projects on specific EMS issues; opportunities for committee service and networking; an Annual Meeting and Expo; the EMS Leadership Skills Workshop; and more.
Please contact the NASEMSO Membership Director with any questions about membership benefits.
The association speaks on behalf of state EMS programs, and advocates to sustain strong EMS systems on a national level.
The Washington Update provides members with twice-monthly electronic transmittals reporting on the latest regulatory and legislative activities, national projects, and resource developments for EMS constituents and related stakeholder groups.
Members who are State EMS Directors and Medical Directors receive the official journal of NASEMSO, Prehospital Emergency Care, which provides quarterly peer-reviewed information relevant to the practice, educational advancement, and investigation of prehospital emergency care.
Elsevier Publications offers NASEMSO members one free year's digital subscription to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services and one year's subscrition to the EMS Insider at 55% off. Log in to the members only area, and then click here.
Access to the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) and its Critical Sectors - Healthcare & Public Health (CS-HPH) Community
NASEMSO members are entitled to access to the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) community, which also includes subscriptions to the weekly DHS INFOGRAM newsletter as well as the For Official Use Only (FOUO) information published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Critical Sectors – Healthcare & Public Health (CS-HPH) community is part of HSIN. Through HPH-HSIN, users have access to: timely, relevant and actionable information about threats, vulnerabilities, security, policy, cybersecurity, and incident response and recovery activities affecting the healthcare and public health community; alerts and notifications of credible threats; best practices for protection and preparedness measures for HPH stakeholders; CIKR preparedness and resilience analysis and research products; and communication and collaboration with other subject matter experts. Download the HPH-HSIN flyer here for complete details.
Mini-Survey Service (for state EMS officials only)
The NASEMSO mini-survey service provides a quick turn-around data collection mechanism for state EMS offices, on specific EMS issues.
NASEMSO is the only source of a comprehensive listing of EMS agencies across the country. Data is updated twice yearly and includes about 18,000 contacts; rental fees are $100 per thousand.
NASEMSO has a well-developed and active committee structure. Information exchange, detailed issues examination, and action recommendations occur at this level for policy implementation by the Executive Committee. Current standing committees include: Communications & Technology, Domestic Preparedness, EMS for Children, Government Affairs, Injury Prevention, Rural EMS, and more.
Annual Meeting and Exhibit
The NASEMSO Annual Meeting occurs in October, and the site rotates throughout the country. Programs are conducted in a variety of formats to maximize information exchange and dialogue with state EMS officials on current EMS issues. Exhibits of advanced equipment, technology, and services are part of the meeting.
EMS Leadership Skills Workshop
Designed for the new state EMS official and designated personnel, the 1 day EMS Leadership Skills Workshop covers a review of the functions of state EMS offices and advisory boards; EMS topics of national significance; national EMS resources and more. The Workshop is held in conjunction with the NASEMSO Annual Meeting.
Periodic data collection from state EMS offices determines how each state's programs compare in terms of structure, services, and regulations. The documented results are very useful to anyone who is interested in national, state, and local EMS policy development. Current titles include "The Status of State Trauma System Planning and Development and Utilization of the HRSA Model Trauma System Planning and Evaluation Documents” and “Status of State Emergency Medical Services Office Funding and Utilization of Section 402 and 408 Highway Safety Funding."