To reduce death and disability
by providing leadership and coordination
to the EMS community
in assessing, planning, developing, and promoting
emergency medical services and 9-1-1 systems.
NHTSA has supported the development
of comprehensive Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems
for more than 40 years.
When injuries occur as a result of motor vehicle crashes,
EMS provides the best "last chance" to reduce death and disability.
An efficient EMS system is key
to ensuring prompt care for any type of medical emergency.