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Emergency Medical Services Links

National, state and Local EMS

Regional EMS Offices

State EMS Resources

  • Alaska Association of Fire and Arson Investigators.
  • Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC has specific roles and responsibilities related to the emergency response to oil and hazardous materials spills. This link will take you to the department's Division of Spill Prevention and Response.
  • Alaska Division of Homeland Security.
  • Alaska Fire Service Training. The folks at Alaska Fire Service Training do many things well. This site is no exception. It is aesthetic and informative, with downloadable forms, training schedules, links to other sites and e-mail addresses.
  • Alaska Info. A Statewide Directory of Human Service Providers.
  • Alaska Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities has a plan to develop a Statewide Deployment Strategy for Intelligent Transportation Systems. See the description of the national ITS program in the links below.
  • Alaska State Medical Board. The Alaska State Medical Board governs the licensing of Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics in Alaska. Licenses are issued through the Division of Occupational Licensing within the Department of Community and Economic Development.
  • Denali KidCare Denali KidCare is a State of Alaska program designed to ensure that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need. EMTs and paramedics are often asked for information.
  • EMS House of DeFrance A creative and frequent contributor to the success of EMS in Alaska, Valerie DeFrance has turned some of her considerable talents to EMS web page design. This site is aesthetic, entertaining, informative and definitely worth bookmarking.
  • State of Alaska Statutes and Regulations.This site is part of the Alaska State Legislature's web system and worth a visit even if you don't have a statute or regulation to research. The system has an outstanding interface which makes searching rapid and productive.

EMS Organizations Within Alaska

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National EMS Resources

  • Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association.
  • American Heart Association Emergency Cardiac Care Site. Very nicely done site with gobs of information on CPR, course locations, etc.
  • Center for Emergency Medicine. This site is where you'll find the latest and greatest information on the revision of the National Standard Curricula for EMT-Paramedic and EMT-Intermediate.
  • Continuing Education Coordination Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). A non-profit organization that evaluates and credentials EMS educational programs, including distributed education.
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children Program. The EMSC program has worked diligently to improve the emergency medical care of injured in sick kids. The organization's web site is terrific and does a nice job of representing the myriad activities performed by this important office within the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Emergency Medical Services Magazine.
  • Emergency Response Guidebook - 2000 - Online Version
  • Emergency Services WWW Site List. This site contains links to over 800 emergency services sites on the world wide web. If you are looking for one site at which to start your surfing for EMS, fire, law enforcement, SAR, disaster management, and hazardous materials, this is it.
  • Journal of EMS (JEMS).
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems. This web site has excellent information about how technology and transportation are being merged to make the highways (marine, land, air) safer and more efficient. How does EMS figure in to all of this? Automated crash reporting and other EMS related issues will arise and it's essential that we provide guidance and recommendations to ensure that ITS initiatives result in timely and appropriate emergency medical care. There are some incredible advances on the drawing boards (and some which have been implemented in other states).
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. The ICISF is a non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of: Education, training and support services for all Emergency Services professions and Consultation in the establishment of Crisis and Disaster Response Programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide.
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  • Mobile Healthcare Forum - The Internet Gateway for EMS Professionals. This is a site put together by the Institute of Prehospital Medicine. The site has a lot of EMS links to check out.
  • National Association of EMS Educators.
  • National Association of EMS Physicians. The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) represents physicians responsible for the medical oversight of EMS programs as well as non-physicians dedicated to out-of-hospital emergency medical care. Most of the physician members in the Association are medically/legally responsible for the provision of out-of-hospital emergency care. This site contains quite a bit of information on physician medical direction, including a model medical director curriculum and the new model pediatric emergency medical care protocols.
  • National Association of EMTs.
  • National Association of Flight Paramedics.
  • National Association of State EMS Officials. The NASEMSO is the lead national organization of EMS and a respected voice for national EMS policy with comprehensive concern and commitmetn for the development of effective, integrated, community-based, universal and consistent EMS systems.
  • National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics. In addition to being a very aesthetic and logically structured site, the NCEMI pages offer outstanding information and capabilities, including a page which allows a near effortless process for subscribing to several of the national list servers. Very highly recommended.
  • National EMSC Data Analysis and Research Center (NEDARC). NEDARC is here to help Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) projects develop their own capabilities to formulate and answer research questions and to effectively collect, analyze, and utilize EMS data.
  • National Heart Attack Alert Program Information. This page includes a report detailing the essential elements of a community plan for emergency cardiac care and gives examples of model plans. In addition, it recommends strategies for planning for cardiac emergencies to result in an "optimal plan" based on the chain of survival by minimizing or eliminating factors that delay or restrict emergency treatment.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The goal of NHTSA's EMS Division is to develop/enhance comprehensive emergency medical service systems to care for the injured patients involved in motor vehicle crashes. NHTSA develops many of the curricula used throughout the US, including the EMT-B curriculum, the 1996 EMT-Refresher curriculum, the Emergency Medical Dispatcher Curriculum, and others. This web site contains a great deal of information about NHTSA EMS activities and allows many of the curricula.
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians provides many services to the EMS community nationwide.
  • National Rural Health Resource Center. Rural health providers and their communities can help ensure the availability of health care in their areas by taking advantage of available resources provided by the National Rural Health Resource Center and the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC).
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Online Version
  • People for Emergency Preparedness Planning for Animals (PEPPA). The mission of PEPPA is to educate emergency response agencies and the general public about emergency preparedness planning for animals, and to provide for the well being of animals in times of disaster, throughout Alaska.
  • Rural Medics Home Page. An emerging site for EMS personnel who provide care in rural environments. The site has terrific potential to help EMS personnel learn more about delayed and prolonged transport issues, providing care in temperature extremes, and other challenges.
  • Wilderness EMS Institute.