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Meeting Notice-Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.


Meeting Notice—Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services.


NHTSA announces a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) to be held in Washington, DC area. This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public.


The meeting will be held on June 3, 2009, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The meeting will be held at Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

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Drew Dawson, Director, Office of Emergency Medical Services, National Start Printed Page 23470Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., NTI-140, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone number (202) 366-9966; E-mail

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Section 10202 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, provided that the FICEMS consist of several officials from Federal agencies as well as a State emergency medical services director appointed by the Secretary of Transportation. SAFETEA-LU directed the Administrator of NHTSA, in cooperation with the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of the Preparedness Division, Directorate of Emergency Preparedness and Response of the Department of Homeland Security, to provide administrative support to the Interagency Committee, including scheduling meetings, setting agendas, keeping minutes and records, and producing reports.

This meeting of the FICEMS will focus on addressing the requirements of SAFETEA-LU and the opportunities for collaboration among the key Federal agencies involved in emergency medical services. The agenda will include:

  • Reports from National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

 ○ Status Report on Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

 ○ Mexican Hat, UT Crash and Recommendations to FICEMS

  • FICEMS Letter re National Health Security Strategy
  • Health Care Reform—EMS integration
  • Coordination with Council on Emergency Medical Care
  • Reports and updates from Technical Working Group committees
  • Reports, updates, recommendations from FICEMS members
  • Report from National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC)

This meeting will be open to the public. Individuals wishing to register must provide their name, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address to Drew Dawson by e-mail at or by telephone at (202) 366-9966 no later than May 26th, 2009. Pre-registration is necessary.

Minutes of the FICEMS Meeting will be available to the public online through the DOT Document Management System (DMS) at: under the docket number listed at the beginning of this notice.

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Issued on: May 14, 2009.

Jeffrey P. Michael,

Associate Administrator for Research & Program Development.

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[FR Doc. E9-11656 Filed 5-18-09; 8:45 am]