External Resources

NASEMSO provides links to association sponsors and external websites with content that may be of interest to state EMS officials. NASEMSO takes no responsibility for the views, content, or accuracy of the information. Inclusion in this listing does not in any way constitute an endorsement of an external site or its content by NASEMSO.

U.S. Associations and Nonprofits

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Associations

American Academy of Emergency Medicine

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Ambulance Association

American Burn Association

American College of Cardiology

American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

American College of Surgeons

American Health Care Association

American Heart Association

American Medical Association

American Public Health Association

American Red Cross

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Stroke Association

American Trauma Society

Association of Air Medical Physicians

Association of Air Medical Services

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

ASTM International Committee F30 on Emergency Medical Services

ComCARE ACN Data Work Group – This workgroup is no longer active. The project and the dataset was finalized and is considered part of the Vehicular Emergency Data Set (VEDS).

COMCARE Emergency Response Alliance

Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services

Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS

Emergency Nurses Association

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Information

National Association for Search and Rescue

National Association of Counties

National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE)

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

National Board of Medical Examiners

National Collegiate EMS Foundation

National Emergency Management Association

National Emergency Number Association

National EMS Information System

National EMS Museum

National EMS Pilots Association

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Patient Safety Foundation

National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)

National Registry of EMTs (NREMT)

National Rural Health Association

National Safety Council

National Stroke Association

National Trauma Bank

Public Health Online

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA)

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG)

Wilderness Medical Society

International Associations

International Association of Chiefs of Police

International Association of Emergency Managers

International Association of Fire Chiefs

International Association of Fire Fighters

International Rescue and Emergency Care Association

Federally Sponsored EMS Programs

Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center

Federal Agencies

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Department of Health & Human Services

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Department of Labor

Department of Transportation

Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB)

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Fire Administration (USFA)

Food and Drug Administration

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy 

National Center for Health Statistics

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Library of Medicine

Office of Inspector General

Office of Rare Diseases – National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Information Portals

US Government Portal
US Government Grants (
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U.S. Congress

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Congressional Bills
Congressional Record
Federal Register

Magazines and Journals


Educational Publications

  • Saving Lives in Schools and Sports is an educational supplement published by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA), in conjunction with NASEMSO and NAEMT (National Association of EMTs). The supplement provides examples of the successes achievable with proper preparation and deployment of AEDs, but also the unfortunate tragedies in their absence. Easy-to-understand descriptions of how an AED works and the fundamental principals of an effective public access defibrillation (PAD) program are also addressed. Establishing Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) in schools (and school athletic programs) that include response planning, training in CPR, and deployment of AEDs and providing CPR and AED training to all students will greatly reduce the risk that we and our children will face from sudden cardiac arrest. (May 14, 2010)


General Quality Improvement Sites

Baldrige National Quality Program (NIST)

American Society for Quality

Wikipedia: Quality Management

Healthcare Quality Improvement Sites

Patient Safety – Quality Improvement (Duke University)

The American Health Quality Association

CMS Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) Program

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Federal  and National Sites


Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences):


State Offices that include strategic plans and or quality improvement tools on their sites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Deadliest American Disasters and Large-Loss-of-Life Events Website

  • Resource established by B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D. in 2017, with the objective of the site to be the most complete and authoritative source in one place on the deadliest American/U.S. disasters and other large-loss-of-life events (10 or more lives lost). New material is added, and existing material updated regularly.

Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center

The ECG Learning Center in Cyberspace

Emergency Medical Services Cost Analysis Project

EMedicine From Medscape

EVENT Reports

The Second Quarter 2017 Patient Safety and Provider Violence reports have been posted on the website. To access the reports, go to the website and click on the report type, then follow the links on the left side, or simply use these links:

Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB)

Fire Science Online
Online Paramedic & EMT Programs

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information

The George Washington University – online health services degree programs

HealthFinder (guide to health info from
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Healthy People 2020

Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide

MedLine (U.S. National Library of Medicine (NIH)

MDLinx (daily medical news)

National Conference of State Legislatures
Video: “The Right Patient, the Right Place, the Right Time: A Look at Trauma and Emergency Medical Services Policy in the States”

National EMS Memorial Bike Ride

National Emergency Management Association

North Central Emergency Care Council (Washington State)
EMS videos

Paramedic Training Spot
Resources to learn about paramedic training and careers.

Radiation Awareness

U.S. Department of Labor
Volunteering in the United States (US Dept of Labor – 2008)