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
Valerie Hunt
Board Liaison, Vice-Speaker
Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH

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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