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WHAT WE DO
INITIATIVES AND SUPPORTED PROGRAMS
  • Industry wide emphasis on No Pressure Initiative (2009-2010)
  • Vision Zero award winner for work on No Pressure Initiative (2009)
  • Developed and emphasized Enroute Decision Point (EDP) protocol (2009-present)
  • Ceiling and Visibility Analysis (CVA) Safety Risk Management Document (SRMD)
  • Heliport Risk and Liability Assessment Program
  • Heliport Safety Survey
  • Cultural Health Assessment and Mitigation Program for Safety (CHAMPS)
  • En-Route Decision Point (EDP) Education, Testing and Training
  • A021 HEMS Pilots Survey
  • No Pressure Initiative
  • Heliport Safety Sign Campaign
  • LZ-Check national landing zone data base
  • Z-Coach online fatigue training program for HEMS operators
  • Pilot Sleep and Fatigue Survey
  • Pilot Fatigue Research in EMS
  • International Heliport Safety and Education Program
  • Annual EMS Pilot of the Year Recognition Program
  • Night Vision Goggle Pilot Survey
  • FAA Night Vision Goggle Introduction Program
  • Participation in Dr. Ira Blumen’s research study group to identify root causes of HEMS accidents
  • United States Hospital Helipad Data Base Project
  • ADDS HEMS Weather Tool Funding and Research
MEETINGS, SEMINARS AND SUMMITS NEMSPA HAS PARTICIPATED IN
  • FAA Heliport Advisory Circualr Rewrite, Alexandria, VA (July, 2011)
  • Heli-Expo 2011, Orlando Florida (March 2011)
  • Cultural Health Assessment and Mitigation Program for Safety, Fresno, CA (February, 2011)
  • FAA NPRM for HEMS, Part 135, Part 91 Helicopter Operations (January, 2011)
  • Submission to House Subcommittee on Aviation for HEMS Safety, Washington, D.C. (April, 2009)
  • NTSB 4 day hearing on the HEMS industry, Washington, D.C. (February, 2009)
  • HAI & FAA sponsored A021 Opspec rewrite, Washington, D.C. (October, 2008)
  • Federal Aviation Administration, NVG Regulations Meeting; Washington, D.C. (August, 2008)
  • HEMS National Safety Summit; Dallas, Texas (July 2008)
  • Government Safety Meeting; Washington, D.C. (July 2008)
  • Federal Aviation Administration, NVG Regulations Meeting; Washington, D.C. (June 2008)
  • World Congress AIRMED; Prague, Czech Republic (May 2008)
  • NTSB Chairman and Staff Meeting; Washington, D.C. (March 2007)
  • HEMS Weather Summit; Boulder, Colorado (March 2006)
  • Air Medical Transport Conference (Annually)
ORGANIZATIONS NEMSPA IS ACTIVELY INVOLVED WITH AND COLLABORATES WITH
  • International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST)
  • Joint Helicopter Safety Implementation Team (JHSIT)
  • Joint Helicopter Safety Analysis Team Charter (JHSAT)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB)
  • Helicopter Association International (HAI)
  • Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)
  • Air Medical Safety Advisory Committee (AMSAC)
  • University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
  • National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS)
PUBLICATIONS, JOURNALS, VIDEOS & POSITION PAPERS PARTICIPATED IN
  • Heliport Safety Survey
  • Position Paper on FAA NPRM for HEMS, Part 135 and Part 91 Helicopter Operations
  • NEMSPA AirNet Newsletter
  • White Paper by Dr. Mark Rosekind on Fatigue in EMS Operations
  • Rewrite of Federal Aviation Regulation Part-135
  • HTAWS TSO Development
  • NTSB Recommendations – Position Paper & Rebuttal Statement
  • Helicopter Weather Shopping Safety Education Video
  • Editorials, Articles and Safety Column in the Air Medical Journal
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