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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

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

We are paramedics, emergency medical technicians, first responders and other EMS practitioners.

Our Mission

Our mission is to represent and serve EMS practitioners through advocacy, educational programsand research.

Our Leaders

Officers of the Board of Directors


Patrick F. Moore


Connie A. Meyer


Donald Walsh


Richard Ellis

Immediate Past President

Jerry Johnston

Immediate Past President Jerry Johnston (left) and President Patrick Moore

Our Leaders

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

Our Focus

The NAEMT Strategic Plan defines the association’s direction and three key areas of focus: Education, Membership and Advocacy

Education Membership Advocacy

Strategic Plan


NAEMT offers the best in EMS continuing educationthrough three core programs. Last year, NAEMT:

  • Conducted 3,500 courses

  • Trained 46,090 students


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:

  • Newly redesigned EPC course materials introduced

  • PHTLS Seventh Edition and AMLS textbooks to be published in fall 2010, and instructor updates to be held at EMS EXPO 2010

  • New PHTLS course for first responders to be introduced in 2010


Why Become a Member?

Join NAEMT to:

  • Demonstrate your professionalism

  • Strengthen the national voiceof EMS

  • Enjoy major benefits and discounts

  • Enhance your career and connect to EMS on a national level



Full member benefits include:

  • A $125 discount on EMS EXPO registration

  • A $10,000 accidental death and dismemberment insurance benefit

  • Up to $35,000 in scholarship opportunitiesto advance your education

  • Plus additional continuing educationbenefits… and much more



NAEMT awards scholarships to help members advance their education. Available scholarships include:

  • First Responder to EMT-Basic — Up to $500 each

  • EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic — Up to $5,000 each

  • Paramedic to advance EMS education — Up to $2,000 each

  • Degree completion program offered throughThe College Network — Up to $2,500 each



NAEMT works collaboratively with other EMS associations to strengthen EMS nationwide through:

  • Affiliate Advisory Council

  • Regular communications and annual meeting

  • Affiliation with 32 EMS associations — and there’s a 25% discount on NAEMT membership for members of affiliated associations


Annual Meeting

Held each year in conjunction with EMS EXPO, the meeting brings together NAEMT members and features:

  • Business meetings that carry out the work of the association

  • A general membership meeting and reception

  • … and much more


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:

  • Ensure the EMS perspective is considered

  • Voice concerns to the federal government

  • Promote EMS professionalism and the image of EMS practitioners withinthe EMS and medical communities and to the public


How Do We Advocate?

NAEMT advocates by:

  • Monitoring and respondingto legislation

  • Publishing position statements

  • Working in coalition with Advocates for EMS

  • Collaborating with federal agencies, EMS and other medical organizations

  • National representation at meetings

A recent NAEMT position statement addressed air medical transport safety.


National Awards

EMS practitioners can nominatecolleagues for national recognition. Recipients receive:

  • A $1,000 stipend

  • Free travel, lodging for threenights and registration for EMS EXPO

  • Recognition in NAEMT News and inEMS Magazine

Steven Ray Huffine, NREMT-P (left), receives the 2008 EMT Paramedic of the Year Award.

Because EMS matters…

Join NAEMT today!

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