Clarion Ledger | Ambulance ‘response times’ miss the big picture: health outcomes

Congratulations to the board of the Mississippi Ambulance Alliance on the publication of their insightful op-ed in the Clarion Ledger.

“Response Times” are the loudest complaint, both locally and around the country — regardless of whether a private or public ambulance is responding. Everyone is, understandably, mad the ambulance isn’t right here, right now. And in many if not most instances, the ambulance providers agree — they want to be on scene sooner.

But that system is showing its fragility everywhere.

Read the Full Op-Ed

NAEMSP | Board Nominations Open


Dear NAEMSP members,


The subspecialty of EMS continues to evolve every day. As a member of NAEMSP, I hope you feel a part of this continued evolution. Our members — you! — work each and every day to advance EMS and improve the lives of our colleagues, patients, and communities.


As you may be aware, applications are currently open for the 2024-2026 slate of NAEMSP’s Board of Directors. Four positions are available: three Physician Members-at-Large positions, and one Professional Member-at-Large position. I am writing to encourage you all to consider applying for these open positions and helping us guide the future of NAEMSP and EMS as a whole.


The application deadline is September 1 — just a few days away. The link below will take you straight to the application page.


I hope to see your application soon!



JerrieLynn Kind

Executive Director, NAEMSP

Apply for NAEMSP’s Board of Directors

GAPBAC | Follow Up from Committee Meeting #2

Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing (GAPB) Advisory Committee Public Meeting #2 (August 16, 2023)

The Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing (GAPB) Advisory Committee Second Public Meeting was held on August 16, 2023. Materials for this meeting are available for download on the GAPB website.

As we continue this webinar series, we look to you as industry experts to provide feedback and recommend information that would be beneficial in future webinars. Written public comments for consideration by the Advisory Committee may be emailed to: .

Public comments on the specific topics listed in the GAPB Advisory Committee Public Meeting #2 Agenda, should be submitted by September 5, 2023 for consideration by the GAPB Advisory Committee.


National EMS Museum News

Celebrating Ambulances this week @ NEMSM

This week on Social we’re celebrating Ambulances

We’re wanting to know what you think the most innovative change in ambulance design or care has been over the last 300 years. Contribute to the conversation on Facebook or Instagram this week.

If you haven’t yet, check out our virtual exhibition on ambulances over time @

Our August 16th program with Brian LaCroix is going to be rescheduled for the fall. Please keep an eye to our social pages and emails for further updates. We apologize for the last-minute notice and hope you can join us for the program later this year!

More JEMS are in the Archives!

Check out the Research Archives and Digital Library for more JEMS editions now digitized and available for request.

Browse the Archives »

New Vintage Ambulance Mugs have joined old favorites in the NEMSM Shop.

Pick out your favorite or 2 and be ready for your next cup of Java or Tea!

Shop now »

And a quick membership update: 
As of October 1, 2023 our $20 individual membership will become the Virtual NEMSM Membership!

New and renewing members at this level will get a digital membership card and a virtual subscription to the EMS Historian; along with all the same news and events invites.

If you’d like to receive a physical card and print copy of EMS Historian consider upgrading to the Family Membership before October 1 and save $10 on your new membership using the code Family10 at checkout.

A big thank you to all our members and supporters for a great summer at NEMSM – we have been focused on some new material for the virtual museum and the EMS Historian is nearing completing and ready for our designer.  Thank you for making it so easy for us to share more EMS stories than ever before!