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.
- Contribute to the standardization of information technology systems (such as FireNet, IROC, etc.) to collect and distribute data, processes, forms, and other operational elements.
- Infectious Disease Guidance for Wildland Fire Incidents
- Equipment Bulletin 2019-01: Medical Kit Changes for 2019 Field Season
- IQCS Memo; Instructions for recording licenses and/or certificate in IQCS
The NWCG EMC annually recognizes and honors individuals and/or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or programs in emergency medical service for our nation’s wildland firefighters.
The five Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Award categories include:
- Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual of the Year
- Outstanding Wildfire EMS Squad/Crew/Team of the Year
- Outstanding Wildfire EMS Distinguished Service of the Year
- Excellence in Wildfire Emergency Medical Service/Rescue
- Janette Peterson Lifetime Achievement in Wildfire Emergency Medical Service
Read about the 2021 winners
- REPLICA - Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct website
- Model Interstate Compact for EMS Personnel Licensure for State Adoption. This project will initiate a 20-month process to develop a model interstate compact for states’ legislative use to solve the problem associated with day-to-day emergency deployment of EMS personnel across state boundaries. For more information go to the National Association of State EMS Official's website. 2/2013
- Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461
- NASEMSO State Processes for Legal Recognition of EMT's for Wildand Fires
- Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book)
- NWCG Standards for Interagency Incident Business Management, PMS 902
- NIOSH-Traumatic Incident Stress for Emergency Workers
- Veteran Affairs - National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response
Critical Incident Stress Management(CISM):
Line-of-Duty Death (LODD):