The Emergency Medical Committee (EMC) provides national leadership in incident emergency medical services (EMS) for wildland fire personnel. The EMC establishes NWCG standards that support rapid delivery of high quality emergency medical services on national interagency wildland fire incidents.
- Establish wildland fire EMS operations, staffing, and equipment standards.
- Establish standards that enable system-wide accountability, including quality assurance, medical direction and oversight, provider credentialing, and records maintenance.
- Facilitate national mobility and availability of wildland fire EMS personnel.
- Establish standardized EMS data collection practices for wildland fire incidents.
- Collaborate with key stakeholders among the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners in support of wildland fire EMS standardization and improvement efforts.
- Infectious Disease Guidance for Wildland Fire Incidents
- Equipment Bulletin 2019-01: Medical Kit Changes for 2019 Field Season
- 2019 Wildfire Emergency Medical Service Award Nomination
- IQCS Memo; Instructions for recording licenses and/or certificate in IQCS
Previous documents that have been listed under Hot Topics:
- Clinical Treatment Guidelines for Wildland Fire Medical Units
- NASEMSO State Processes for Legal Recognition of EMTs for Wildand Fires
Medical Unit Toolbox:
- Activity Log - ICS 214
- General Message - ICS 213
- Medical Evaluation and Treatment Form
- Overhead Incident Request
- Record of Issues -NFES 1615 (doc)
- IMT Instructions for Managing Incident Records
- Known State Frequencies for Air Ambulance/Air MedEvac
Medical Incident Report Guidance
- Medical Incident Report and Instructions (ICS 206wf form)
Other Policy/Guidance Documents
- Emergency Medical Responder/Technician Licensing and Wilderness Medical Training Certification
- Infectious Diseases Guidelines For Wildland Fire Incident Management Teams
- Agency Administrator's Guide to Critical Incident Management, PMS 926
- Standards for Burn Injuries
- Interagency Medical Qualifications Standards
- National EMS Scope of Practice Model