The Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) Association implemented under contract a statewide injury prevention program by emergency medical service (EMS) providers intended to increase public awareness of the effects of impaired driving, and the importance of safety belt use and correct child safety seat use. The project's goal was to involve EMS providers on a statewide basis in highway injury prevention efforts. The results of this project indicate that EMS providers are willing and able to participate in organized injury prevention activities. The Association trained over 350 EMS volunteers as injury prevention activists and assisted them in developing highway safety injury prevention programs within their local communities. These trained volunteers provide an important resource for conducting injury prevention programs, particularly in rural communities where they represent one of the few credible organizations available to conduct such programs. EMS providers speak from first-hand experience of the disastrous results of not employing safe driving practices. The report includes a description of the injury prevention program components and sample campaign materials developed to implement the program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician Association

    1703 Arlene Place
    Eau Claire, WI  United States  54703-5015

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, R
    • EVANS, D
  • Publication Date: 1990-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00626978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 804
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-89-C-05113
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1993 12:00AM