Subject guide: Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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This resource page allows you to browse our collection materials drawn from federal, state and local governments as well as non-governmental organizations, and professional and scholarly publications. Many of these resources are available online but not all. Fire and EMS: if you need assistance getting access to a copy of any of these materials, please contact the library at 301-447-1046.

Frequently requested topics

EMS Data, Trends & Statistics

EMS Training & Education

EMS Chiefs & Fire Officers/Company Officers

EMS & Managers, Supervisors & Leadership

Life support, protocols, response

Other EMS topics

EMS & Scene Safety

EMS & Violence

Fire & EMS Consolidation/Fire-based EMS

Ambulance service

Patient transfer

EMS reimbursement, cost recovery

Call Numbers

  • RA 645
  • RC 86

Books and Dissertations

Browse the peer-reeviewed literature by selected topics.

Finding more peer-reviewed articles

Check the citation(s) to see if an article comes from one of our scholarly EMS/medicine-related journals listed below. Please note that Offprints, those articles we purchased individually, are labeled as books but are in fact journal articles. Browse by these journal titles below or enter a keyword search of your own here: Scholarly peridocal database

Executive Fire Officer Program papers

Online reports/documents/guides

Find more like these? Try the Fulltext search in our online catalog.

Multimedia resources (including video journals)

Find more titles like these in our online catalog by limiting your search to document types "DVD" or "Video."


Links of interest