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To Serve on NEMSAC, Apply Now


Joining the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) is an excellent opportunity to get involved in EMS at a national level and make a difference in your community. Complete applications must be received on or before January 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. EST. 


The NEMSAC was established by the Department of Transportation to provide information, advice and recommendations on matters relating to all aspects of development and implementation of EMS. The council is comprised of 25 members that collectively represent all sectors of the EMS community. The broad-based membership ensures that it has sufficient EMS system expertise as well as geographic and demographic diversity to accurately reflect the whole EMS community.

Sectors with expected openings due to term limits include:

  • Fire-based (career) EMS
  • Private EMS
  • Hospital-based EMS
  • Tribal EMS
  • Air medical EMS
  • Local EMS directors/administrators
  • Trauma Surgeons
  • EMS data managers
  • EMS researchers
  • Hospital administration
  • Public health
  • EMS practitioners
  • Consumers
  • State and local legislative bodies

Members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed for one additional successive term. The council meets in plenary session approximately three to four times per year. Members will not receive pay or other compensation for their service, but are entitled to reimbursement for their travel expenses, including per diem.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume or CV and letters of recommendation via email or mail at the addresses below. Applicants should also identify which sector or discipline they hope to represent.

Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, marital status or sexual orientation.


Mail: Use only overnight mail such as UPS or FedEx to:

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Office of Emergency Medical Services, Attn: NEMSAC

1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E., NTI-140

Washington, D.C. 20590

For further details about the application process, read the Federal Register Notice or contact Clary Mole with the NHTSA Office of EMS at or 202-366-2795. Visit for more information about current NEMSAC members and activities.


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