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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 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 encouraged.


The meeting will be held on August 12, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. EDT to 1:00 p.m. EDT.


The meeting will be held at the Thomas “Tip” O'Neill Building, 200 C Street SW. (Corner of 3rd Street and C SW.—huge glass building on the corner), Washington, DC, 20201. Lower Level/Willow Conference Room.

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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

Registration Information: This meeting will be open to the general public; however, pre-registration is highly encouraged to comply with security procedures. Members of the public wishing to attend should register online at​FICEMS Mtg August 2015 no later than August 10, 2015. Please note that the information collected for registration, including full name, place of business, telephone # and email address, will be used solely for the purposes of providing registrants with access to the meeting site and to provide meeting materials to registrants via email when they become available.

A picture I.D. must be provided to enter the Thomas O'Neill Building. For Non-Govt. Badge persons, they will need to be signed in and leave their Drivers' License at Security and Pick up when they leave. It is suggested that visitors arrive 30 minutes early in order to facilitate entry. Attendees who are not United States citizens must produce a valid passport to enter the building. Please be aware that visitors to the Thomas O'Neill Building 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). Federal staff will be in the lobby beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT on the day of the meeting to escort members of the public to the meeting room.

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Section 10202 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), Pub. L. 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.

Tentative Agenda: 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 includes:

  • Report from the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC)
  • Presentation on “Bystanders: The Nation's Immediate Responders”
  • Discussion of EMS Active Shooter Response
  • Update on Opioid Overdoses and the Use of Narcan by EMS Systems
  • Reports on Progress Related to Four Priority Areas of the Strategic Plan

o EMS Preparedness

o EMS Data Standardization & Exchange

o Evidence-Based Guidelines Development and Implementation

o Military Veteran Credentialing, including Considering of a Position Statement on the Topic

  • 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 A final agenda and other meeting materials will be posted at​FICEMS.htm prior to the meeting.

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Jeffrey P. Michael,

Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. 2015-18670 Filed 7-29-15; 8:45 am]