Vital Links

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

This organization (NREMT), registers emergency medical services providers from across the nation. The NREMT is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, free-standing agency. The NREMT registers EMS providers at four levels: First Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic. Registration is conferred on EMTs who meet current entry requirements including passing written and performance examinations.


American Heart Association

One of the goals of the American Heart Association is to identify and address the educational needs of healthcare professionals in the areas of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The AHA, through the generous support of accredited CME providers, is pleased to offer continuing medical education online.


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: EMS Division

The goal of NHTSA's EMS Division is to develop/enhance comprehensive emergency medical service systems to care for the injured patients involved in motor vehicle crashes. We are proud of the fact that improving EMS systems for the highway crash patients has a positive effect on all patients.


American College of Emergency Physicians

The American College of Emergency Physicians is a medical specialty society that was formed in 1968 to improve emergency care by setting high standards for emergency medical education and practice. The College and the specialty of emergency medicine came into being in response to the public's need for quality emergency care. Before emergency medicine was recognized as a specialty with unique training and skills, emergency rooms were often inadequately managed and staffed. As the number of patients seeking emergency care increased, the need for change became apparent. The College was created to effect that change and make it possible to properly train emergency physicians and staff emergency departments full time, thereby improving patient care and saving lives.


National Tactical Officers Association

The only national nonprofit organization in America established by and for SWAT officers to advance the Special Weapons And Tactics profession.


International Tactical EMS Association

This association (ITEMS), in cooperation with other law enforcement and emergency medical associations, will establish and maintain an organized network of law enforcement agencies, tactical officers, tactical medical providers, and other interested parties within the critical incident resolution community. This network will then be utilized to gather Tactical EMS-related data that can be disseminated to aspiring and established tactical medical providers and their teams. It is then, through the association's position as a central source of information, that the International Tactical EMS Association will contribute to a reduction in the morbidity and mortality associated with tactical training and operations.


National Association of EMS Educators

The mission of the National Association of EMS Educators is to promote EMS Education, develop and deliver educational resources, and advocate research and life long learning.