NHTSA Survey Finds Strong Public Support for EMS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which houses the Office of Emergency Medical Services, has released the results of the 2016 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey: Emergency Medical Services. The survey found that 99 percent of respondents had confidence in the abilities of EMS clinicians who would respond if 9-1-1 had to be called.

Other findings include:

  • Over 90 percent of respondents considered EMS to be an essential government service.
  • 72 percent of all respondents reported they were willing to pay $5 or more in additional fees or taxes to fund improved EMS equipment and training.

View the full survey results.