Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness

The Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness was formed to lead the development of a national strategy to protect providers in the event of a large-scale biological event. The Coalition draws support from all emergency services associations, and over three million providers.

Chemical Protection Challenge

The Coalition is hosting a challenge to design the next generation operational capacity to protect the protectors from chemical and nerve agents. $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the best ideas.

Review the Call for Entries for more information. Entry should be a maximum of 6 pages, 12 point font. Deadline to submit is July 10, 2014. Proposal and Entry Form should be submitted to Kate McClimans at KMcClimans@iaem.com.

Coalition Briefing: Jan. 23, 2014

The Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness hosted an educational briefing regarding retaining, replenishing and renewing the CHEMPACK program, on Jan. 23, 2014, in Washington, D.C. View or download the Coalition's recommendations regarding the CHEMPACK program here.

Brooks Praises Passage of the Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act

The Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL12), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 4, 2014. The bill makes sure homeland security grant dollars are available for medical preparedness activities, including the purchase of vital medical equipment and supplies used by first responders. The legislation is supported by a coalition of first responder groups, including the Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness, International Association of Emergency Managers and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. 

“I am pleased the House has passed this critical legislation that clarifies the important role our emergency medical response community plays in national preparedness and response efforts,” Brooks said. “When our emergency response providers have the resources necessary to purchase vital equipment and conduct necessary drills, their level of coordination and preparation saves lives when disasters strike. I want to express my gratitude to Congressman Bilirakis for his hard work and support of this effort.” details here