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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.


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


The meeting will be held on December 19, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. EST to 4:30 p.m. EST.


The meeting will be held at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Health Affairs at 1120 Vermont Avenue NW., 4th Floor Conference Room, Washington, DC 20005.

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

Required Registration Information: This meeting will be open to the public, however pre-registration is required to comply with security procedures. Picture I.D. must be provided to enter the DHS Building and it is suggested that visitors arrive 20-30 minutes early in order to facilitate entry. Members of the public wishing to attend must provide their name, affiliation, phone number, and email address to Noah Smith by email at or by telephone at (202) 366-5030 no later than December 15, 2011, or they will not be allowed into the building. Please be aware that visitors to DHS are subject to search and must pass through a magnetometer. Weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden in the building unless authorized through the performance of the official duties of your employment (i.e. law enforcement officer).

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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, provides 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 directs 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 tentative agenda currently includes:

  • Discussion of Response to Recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board.

○ Update on Helicopter Emergency Medical Services recommendations.

○ Final response to the Mexican Hat, Utah Motorcoach Crash recommendations.

  • Reports and updates from Technical Working Group committees.
  • A discussion of FICEMS strategic planning initiatives.
  • Reports, updates, and recommendations from FICEMS members.
  • A public comment period.

There will not be a call-in number provided for this FICEMS meeting, however minutes of the meeting will be available to the public online at

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Issued on: November 18, 2011.

Jeffrey P. Michael,

Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. 2011-30309 Filed 11-23-11; 8:45 am]