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WSFFA Representation on NVFC EMS/Rescue Section

WSFFA Past-President TJ Nedrow was re-elected to a two-year term as Section Secretary and WSFFA Treasurer Ed Mund was re-elected to a two-year term as a Section Director-at-Large at the annual National Volunteer Fire Council EMS/Rescue Section Spring Meeting April 27, 2019.

Through this participation in the NVFC, Washington volunteers are being represented on a host of issues with national scope, including:

  • Recently completed EMS Agenda 2050
  • Congressional Fire Service Institute “Fire-Based EMS Advocates” group
  • NHTSA EMS Nomenclature project
  • NFPA Technical Committee on Ambulances which is currently working on
  • NFPA 1917 Ambulance Standards;
  • Promoting NFPS 1917 to the federal General Services Administration as a replacement for the GSA KKK standards that are being phased out; and
  • Monitoring efforts by the industry group “Committee on Accreditation of Ambulance Services” to create its own set of ambulance standards to replace the federal GSA KKK standards.
  • NFPA Technical Committee on Emergency Medical Services which is currently working on:
  • NFPA 450: Guide to Emergency Medical Services and Systems; and
  • NFPA 451: Guide to Community Health Care Programs
  • EMS Performance Measures
  • CMS Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) model
  • National EMS Scope of Practice
  • Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT)

Anybody with input or questions on any of these topics is encouraged to contact TJ at; or Ed at

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