NASEMSO News 2017
FirstNet Board Advances First Responder Procurement Process
(03/29/17) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has taken a critical step to position the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”) procurement for completion as soon as possible. During a recent special meeting, the FirstNet Board unanimously passed Resolution 84 authorizing the FirstNet CEO to take all actions necessary to ensure the timely award of the Network contract. Prior to the special meeting, the FirstNet Board, in accordance with FirstNet’s enabling statute, completed its review of the acquisition approach and the request for proposal(s) (RFP) process to identify a partner to build, operate, and maintain the Network. Read more.
NEMSMA Expands EMS Officer Credentialing Program
(03/07/17) The National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) is expanding its EMS Officers’ Competencies and Credentialing program in 2017, rolling out the Managing EMS Officer exam at the Pinnacle EMS Leadership and Management Conference, August 7-11, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. The Managing EMS Officer exam will include both a written test segment and oral boards. This test also will be be available at EMS World Expo and the AAA’s Annual Conference. NEMSMA also offers preparation courses to help candidates understand the format and style of the examinations. Prep courses include a review of the Competencies and are routinely scheduled at exam locations before certification exams. Candidates can choose to take the prep course at any time before registering for the exam. Download NEMSMA press release for details.
(02/14/17) National Emergency Management Services (EMS) Week 2017 will take place May 21-27, 2017, and this year's EMS Week Planning Guide is available for order. Thisyear's theme is "EMS STRONG: Always in Service." The EMS STRONG campaign seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide. Download the bulk order form for multiple copies of the guide, or order one copy online. This information can be used throughout the year for public education and safety programs. For additional information, contact email@example.com.
Fatigue in EMS Expert Panel Meets Feb. 28-Mar. 2 to Review Findings and Develop Recommendations
(01/27/17) On Feb. 28-Mar. 2, 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will host a meeting at NASEMSO Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. This meeting represents the final gathering of the full expert panel in regards to the project “Developing Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for Emergency Medical Services.” The goal of meeting is to review the findings of the systematic review of literature and develop recommendations. More information on the project is available at www.emsfatigue.org.
Time will be set aside in the meeting to accept comments from registered attendees. Note: Space is extremely limited for in-person participation. The meeting agenda and remote participation information will be sent to registered participants via email as soon as it becomes available. Register now to attend.
Leslee Stein-Spencer to Receive NAMI Chicago's 2017 Community Service of the Year Award
(01/18/17) The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Chicago (NAMI Chicago) will present its 2017 Community Service of the Year Award to Leslee Stein-Spencer, director, Medical Administration and Regulatory Compliance Division, Chicago Fire Department (CFD), and National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) program advisor. The award will be presented at Light the Darkness, NAMI Chicago’s annual awards dinner, on Mar. 30, 2017, "in gratitude for Leslee’s incredible contributions to improving Chicago’s mental health crisis response system.” Leslee convened and collaborated with all of Chicago’s emergency response agencies to develop an improved plan for mental health response. In 2017, thanks to her efforts, Chicago will have the first-ever mental health awareness interdisciplinary training for all emergency service responders, including the CFD, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Mayor’s Office, medical-based staff, and NAMI Chicago. NASEMSO congratulates Leslee for her achievement.