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Without Full Lights and Sirens
The Tri-State Ambulance Director says Emergency Medical Dispatch helps paramedics determine if they can respond to a call without full lights and sirens. Click Here


General Information

A dictionary of over 200,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and health care acronyms and abbreviations. Plus medical news and searches for the medical, pharmaceutical or health care professional. Click Here


National Library of Medicine - Medline Plus
Site provides multiple links relating to emergency services, including research, news, laws, financial issues, and statistics. Click Here


National Heart Attack Alert Program
The goals of the NHAAP include early recognition and response to individuals with symptoms and signs of acute coronary syndromes. Click Here


American College of Emergency Physicians
The ACEP promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is a leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public. Click Here

American Safety & Health Institute

The ASHI is an association of safety and health educators. It covers a range of organizations including emergency medical services, fire/ rescue, and law enforcement agencies. Click Here


Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials - International, Inc.
APCO is a member driven association of communications professionals. Click Here


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Federal agency administers Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). CMS is among the members of the Technical Advisory Group providing oversight of regulations and implementation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). The agency also oversees the creation and maintenance of fee schedules, including the ambulance and physician fee schedules. Click Here


Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services
The Commission accredits ambulance providers in a process that includes a self-assessment and an outside review of the EMS organization. Click Here


Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
CALEA® was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations. Click Here


International Association of Chiefs of Police
The nonprofit IACP is a membership organization of operating police chief executives of international, federal, state, and local agencies. Click Here


International Municipal Signal Association
IMSA offers educational and certification programs in traffic signals, signs and markings, work zone traffic control, municipal and interior fire alarm systems, public safety dispatch and flagging. Click Here


International Academies of Emergency Dispatch
The Academies are non-profit standard-setting organizations promoting safe and effective emergency dispatch services worldwide. Comprised of three allied Academies for medical, fire and police dispatching, the IAED supports first-responder related research, unified protocol application, legislation for emergency call center regulation, and strengthening the emergency dispatch community through education, certification, and accreditation. Click Here


National Association of EMS Educators
The National Association of EMS Educators holds an annual symposium in conjunction with the Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professional, as well as other emergency service programs. Click Here


National Association of EMS Physicians
The NAEMSP represents the out-of-hospital emergency medical care community. Click Here


National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
NENA fosters the technological advancement, availability, and implementation of a universal emergency telephone number system (9-1-1) through research, planning, training and education. Click Here


National Health Services
The NHS is the United Kingdom's publicly funded health care system, and it provides services ranging from general practitioners to Accident and Emergency Departments, long-term health care and dentistry. Click Here - England | Click Here - Scotland | Click Here - Wales

Web-based News

Magazine provides information about the public safety communications and response community. Click Here


Dispatch Magazine On-Line
News and information about public safety communications. Click Here


The Call Magazine
The Call is the official publication of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). Click Here


EMS World Magazine
Access current issue and archives. Click Here


Fire Chief
Articles by fire officers from across the country and overseas cover a wide variety of areas that are important to today's fire chief. Click Here


Fire Rescue
Site provides news and information about products, careers, and topics relevant to fire rescue operations. Click Here


JEMS Magazine
Site provides news and columns. Click Here


Law and Order
Magazine is written for an audience of management-level police administrators; site includes feature stories from current magazine and an archive of articles. Click Here


MERGINET is a virtual reading room of EMS information on EMS products, clinical medicine, and management strategies. Click Here


Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Congress established the Baldrige Award in 1987 to enhance the competitiveness and performance of businesses and expanded in 1998 to include education and health care. Click Here


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - REACT Project
The Rural Enhancement of Access and Care for Trauma (REACT) project was set up to reduce episodes of inappropriate emergency medical care and decrease the rate of preventable deaths from injury in rural eastern North Carolina. Click Here

Other Resources

9-1-1 Fire, Police, Medical
Site gives contact information for emergency services agencies, including fire departments, police departments, emergency medical services, search & rescue, civil air patrol, disaster management & Recovery, Red Cross, D.A.R.E., and Homeland. The links are broken down by country, then by states, provinces, and territories. Click Here

Site offers career development for EMS providers and a learning resource that serves as an extension of the classroom for EMT students and instructors. Click Here


Medic First Aid
Company provides emergency care products and training for business, industry, and the general public. http://www.nationalcprassociation.com


Priority Dispatch Corp.
PDC provides products and training for emergency calltaking centers, using a comprehensive systems approach to development. Click Here

Quality Assurance

ASTM International
ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is a voluntary technical standards development organization for materials, products, systems, and services. Click Here


Center for Quality of Management
CQM offers educational programs, advising services, research initiatives, and networking activities that address the three areas critical to long-term business success: planning, operations, and change. Click Here


International Organization for Standardization
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries, formed on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. Click Here


National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration that advances measurement science, standards, and technology to enhance economic security and improve quality of life. Click Here