National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Communications Working Group
The NPSTC National EMS Communications Working Group is sponsored by NPSTC and is the primary national EMS communications technical development initiative (an ongoing process).
This NPSTC EMS Committee will be examining the role of technology in the EMS field. EMS agencies are especially interested in how the new Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) being constructed by FirstNet will be used. The NPSTC EMS Committee will be developing case studies and creating recommendations on how new technology and applications can improve pre-hospital care.
The availability of a dedicated high-speed data network for EMS opens up new opportunities that do not exist today. Some examples may include:
The EMS Committee holds a monthly conference call. The calls last an hour and are designed to leverage the "brain power" of the participants. Support staff assists the Committee by taking meeting Minutes, distributing information, and conducting research.
Recent Activities and Accomplishments
August 31, 2017
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