Joint Statement on Lights & Siren Vehicle Operations on EMS Responses

February 14, 2022

NAEMSP has had a position statement on the use of lights & siren (L&S) in EMS since 1994, but crashes related to L&S use continue to harm EMS practitioners, our patients, and the public.

The evidence and best practices for EMS use of L&S have progressed since then, and now NAEMSP has joined a broad consortium of 13 other organizations with interests in EMS, quality, and safety to update our previous position statement into a Joint Statement on L&S Vehicle Operations on EMS Responses.

This position statement reviews the principles of L&S use on EMS responses and the responsibilities of EMS medical directors, EMS agency managers, EMS vehicle operators, emergency medical dispatch, and local/state governments."

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