The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. What Is NAEMT?. Formed in 1975 and today more than 27,000 members strong, NAEMT is the nation’s only organization solely dedicated to representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners. Who We Are.
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The National Association ofEmergency Medical Technicians
Formed in 1975 and today more than 27,000 members strong, NAEMT is the nation’s only organization solely dedicated to representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners.
We are paramedics, emergency medical technicians, first responders and other EMS practitioners.
Our mission is to represent and serve EMS practitioners through advocacy, educational programsand research.
Officers of the Board of Directors
Patrick F. Moore
Connie A. Meyer
Immediate Past President
Immediate Past President Jerry Johnston (left) and President Patrick Moore
Board of Directors
Aimee Binning Wyoming
Kenneth J. Bouvier Louisiana
Charlene Donahue California
Jennifer Frenette New Hampshire
Paul Hinchey, M.D. North Carolina
Sue Jacobus Nebraska
K.C. Jones Arkansas
C.T. Kearns Florida
Don Lundy South Carolina
Dennis Rowe Tennessee
James M. SlatteryMassachusetts
(Left to right) Board member K.C. Jones, President Patrick Moore and former President Kenneth Bouvier work in the NAEMT booth
The NAEMT Strategic Plan defines the association’s direction and three key areas of focus: Education, Membership and Advocacy
Education Membership Advocacy
NAEMT offers the best in EMS continuing educationthrough three core programs. Last year, NAEMT:
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
AMLS offers a practical approach toadult medical emergencies, helping participants increasetheir abilities in assessing andmanaging patients from initial field impressions through differential diagnoses.
Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
EPC addresses the care of sick and injured children, giving students a practical understanding of pediatric respiratory, cardiovascular, medical and traumatic emergencies.
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
PHTLS targets all levels of prehospital care providers withscenarios, lectures and interactiveskills stations to enhance knowledgeand further develop the critical thinking skills required to effectively treat trauma patients in the field.
New and upcoming events for NAEMT educational programs include:
Why Become a Member?
Join NAEMT to:
Full member benefits include:
NAEMT awards scholarships to help members advance their education. Available scholarships include:
NAEMT works collaboratively with other EMS associations to strengthen EMS nationwide through:
Held each year in conjunction with EMS EXPO, the meeting brings together NAEMT members and features:
What Is Advocacy?
NAEMT is the united voice for EMS practitioners, advocating for our members on national issues that impact the EMS work environment and the ability of practitioners to effectively serve their patients.
Why Do We Advocate?
Through our advocacy efforts we:
How Do We Advocate?
NAEMT advocates by:
A recent NAEMT position statement addressed air medical transport safety.
EMS practitioners can nominatecolleagues for national recognition. Recipients receive:
Steven Ray Huffine, NREMT-P (left), receives the 2008 EMT Paramedic of the Year Award.
Join NAEMT today!
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