Prehospital & Disaster Medicine

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Welcome to the website of EMRA's Prehospital & Disaster Medicine Division! (
Michael Spigner, MD
University of Cincinnati
Vice Chair
Seth Kelly, MD
University of Maryland
Staff Liaison
Todd Downing
Board Liaison, Speaker
Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH
Brown University

With EMS being recognized as an official subspecialty of emergency medicine, EMRA members with an interest in a career in EMS, prehospital care, disaster medicine, and related research are strongly encouraged to join this division. Formed in 2012 (originally as the EMS Division), the Prehospital & Disaster Medicine Division provides general resources and information about EMS for all EMRA members.

New Resource!

EMS Essentials: A Resident's Guide to Prehospital Care
by R. LeGrand Rogers, MD; Faizan H. Arshad, MD; and Timothy Lenz, MD, EMT-P

Prehospital care is a vital and growing segment of medicine. With this publication, emergency medicine residents get an overview of the workings of EMS, including:

  • The resident's role in the field
  • What to expect on ride-alongs
  • EMS subspecialty areas

Written by emergency medicine residents and faculty with a specific interest in prehospital care and disaster medicine, this resource serves as an introduction to an emerging segment of medicine.

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EMS Publications in EM Resident

EMS: A Brief History of Emergency Medical Services in the United States

View EMS Articles in EM Resident Magazine


EMS Organizations

• ACEP EMS-Prehospital Care Section
• ACEP EMS Committee
• ACEP Disaster Medicine Section
• ACEP Tactical Emergency Medicine Section
• National EMS Advisory Council
• National Association of EMS Physicians
• National Association of State EMS Officials
• National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
• National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
• National Academies of Emergency Dispatch
• National EMS Management Association
• National EMS Memorial Service
• Prehospital Emergency Care
• Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
• DHS/OHA/USFA Handbook for EMS Medical Directors

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