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NASEMSO Statement on Unity and Equity

June 19, 2020

The last several weeks have illustrated, in vivid detail, the brutality endured by people of color simply because of their race. Our society’s progress towards racial equality is clearly and appallingly inadequate, and far from the ideal espoused under the Constitution of the United States that all persons are created equal.

We have witnessed acts inflicted on people of color that have completely disregarded the basic tenets of humanity, security, ethics, and justice that we tell ourselves we and our country value. The tragedy does not end there. Racial minorities have suffered far worse from the COVID-19 pandemic than the white population. According to the Atlantic’s COVID Racial Data Tracker, “Black people are dying at a rate nearly two times higher than their population share.” Similarly, Native American and Hispanic populations have seen infection rates that are among the highest in the country.
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Opportunity for EMS Services to Participate in a Study Related to Risks of Fatigue

June 11, 2020

In a partnership with NASEMSO and the U.S. Department of Transportation, the University of Pittsburgh is leading a research study that seeks to examine the impact of a sleep health and fatigue education and training program tailored to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) clinicians. We are currently seeking EMS agencies to participate in the study intended to help mitigate risks related to EMS fatigue. 10.25 hrs of free CE credit (per individual) is available to participating agencies from NASEMSO. More information to enroll is available on the study flyer available here.

Fire and Emergency Medical Services Response to Civil Unrest

June 6, 2020

Civil unrest may occur as a period of social upheaval, following sporting events or during periods of heightened community tension. Fire and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel will be called to respond to these incidents, placing themselves at higher than anticipated levels of risk. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEM) worked together to compile these best practices to assist you as you respond to civil unrest incidents in your community.

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