The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is charged with reducing death and injury on the nation's highways. NHTSA has determined it can best use its limited EMS resources if its efforts are focused on assisting States with the development of integrated emergency medical services (EMS) programs which include comprehensive systems of trauma care.
To accomplish this goal, in 1988 NHTSA developed a Technical Assistance Team (TAT) approach which permitted states to utilize highway safety funds to support the technical evaluation of existing and proposed emergency medical services programs. Following the implementation of the Assessment Program, NHTSA developed a Reassessment Program to assist those states in measuring their progress since the original assessment.
NHTSA serves as a facilitator by assembling a team of technical experts who demonstrate expertise in emergency medical services development and implementation. These experts demonstrate leadership and expertise through involvement in national organizations committed to the improvement of emergency medical services throughout the country.
The above is the reassessment report on Wyoming’s EMS from NHTSA’s Technical Assistance Team.