1966-1

1966-1

“Accidental Death and Disability; The National Disease of Modern Society” published by the National Academy of Sciences, established the foundation for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.

The Highway Safety Act of 1966, required states to have highway safety programs that adhered to performance standards promulgated by the US Secretary of Transportation, including EMS. Considerable resources were allocated to get this project started, including purchasing ambulances.

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