Emergency Medical Services-Prehospital Care

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Section Officers & Staff

Gaston Ariel Costa, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP
Chair Elect
Dustin Holland, MD, MPH
Justin Fairless, DO, LP, NRP, FACEP
Maia Dorsett, MD, PhD, FAEMS, FACEP
Michael O’Brien, MD, CCEMT-P, FACEP
Alternate Councillor
Harry Sibold, MD, FACEP
Board Liaison
Jeffrey Goodloe, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison
Rick Murray, EMT-P

With lawmakers and government agencies increasing their interest in EMS issues, the section’s activities are more important than ever to ensure that our voice is heard as an advocate for quality patient care. The Section’s objectives include promoting research and evaluation of pre-hospital interventions to keep in practice only those that best benefit the patients, to identify challenge to effective function of pre-hospital EMS, and to encourage education to address the needs of physician and personnel with interest in the pre-hospital; practice of medicine.

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EMS Section members may send an email to all members of this section via our engagED community's email address.

You can also access the online engagED Emergency Medical Services-Prehospital Care Section Community by clicking here.

Is your EMS system using vehicle crash data that is being transmitted to PSAP?

Is your EMS system using the vehicle crash data that is currently being shared by many of the automakers directly to 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and EMS dispatch personnel? This crash data is known as Advanced Automatic Collison Notification (AACN) and provides important information immediately after a crash that can be used by EMS crews as part of their patient assessment.

To learn more about how this crash data can be used in your system and earn free CME credit? Take the free online training course "Implementing AACN Protocols in EMS Systems."

Until Help Arrives
Until Help Arrives Pic

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is excited to help announce the Until Help Arrives program, which was developed to educate and empower the public to take action and provide lifesaving care before professional help arrives. We hope that you will find this information helpful in preparing to act when the need arises.

The Until Help Arrives program encourages the public to take these five steps in situations where someone may have a life-threatening injury due to trauma:

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Stop bleeding
  • Position people so they can breathe
  • Provide comfort

You can find more information on the Until Help Arrives program at

Stop the bleed

The "Stop the Bleed" campaign is designed to provide civilians with the knowledge and tools to help control severe bleeding. Click here to find out how you can help start a "Stop the bleed" program in your local community. 

"Stop The Bleed" Campaign Video

Lights and Siren Use by Emergency Medical Services (EMS):

Above All Do No Harm

Lights and Siren Amb Pic EMS do no harm


National Disaster Life Support™ Foundation Advertisement (Download PDF)


Welcome to the EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (E.V.E.N.T.)

An anonymous reporting and tracking system designed to help improve safety, quality, and consistent delivery of EMS.

Honeywell/ACEP Presentation on EMS Helicopter Air Medical Safety presented at the ACEP EMS and Air Medical Sections Luncheon at Scientific Assembly 2009, in Boston, MA.

EMS Fellowships

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