New Report decries underfunding for emergency medical services

The Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response at NYU has released a report calling to attention the lack of a role of Emergency Medical Services in Homeland Security. The report asserts that the critical role that Emergency Services plays in providing care to victims has not been adequately funded or brought into the community with respects to interoperability and planning efforts. The report offers several recommendations to make emergency medical services a more integrated part of the emergency responder effort. The report titled “Emergency Medical Services: The Forgotten First Responder”, is available at http://www.nyu.edu/ccpr/pdf/NYUEMSreport.pdf

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