A little International Association of Fire Fighters EMS history to go along with EMS Week this week! #strongertogether
•The late 1960s saw the emergence of specially trained personnel for emergency medical support. Although some towns had a “rescue squad” in place, most systems to for getting patients to a IAFF History: Honor, Struggle and Action 6 hospital were ill equipped to handle medical emergencies and the death toll was high. The need for trained technicians and specific transportation became a focus through a report published through the National Academy of Sciences called, Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society . Important legislature was at the center of the emerging Emergency Medical Service (EMS): The National Highway Safety Act of 1966 established national standards for inspections of emergency services vehicles. The National Traffic and Motor Safety Act of 1966 specified ambulance design and construction. The Emergency Medical Services Systems Act of 1973 directed each state to develop an emergency service system. Today, the IAFF Fire & EMS Operations/GIS Department provides comprehensive information on fire departments and fire-based EMS that assists in improving the working conditions of IAFF members. The Department promotes appropriate staffing and deployment for fire suppression and the effectiveness of fire-based emergency medical services systems by providing local affiliates with the tools necessary to develop, enhance and protect their working conditions. ... See MoreSee Less
First responders will be converging on Hazelwood City Council meeting tonight @ 7:00 demanding that the council use the money collected from citizens to keep the community safe! @Fox2Now @ksdknews @KMOV #youpaidforit
The Professional Firefighters of Easten Missouri represents over 2400 firefighters, paramedics and dispatchers from seven counties and nearly 73 departments/ agencies. Our purpose is to enhance community life through safety and charitable causes.
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