Energetics supported development of a strategic plan for the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS). The document will guide FICEMS efforts to support and advance emergency medical services (EMS) and 911 services in the United States over the next five years (2021–2025).
The plan was over a year in the making. Marc Sigrist, Program Analyst, led Energetics’ work, working with FICEMS and its federal interagency partners to determine a vision for the strategic plan and a process for plan development. He reviewed existing documents, consulted with the client about directions for updated content, and helped FICEMS define its value proposition. Together with Joan Pellegrino, Senior Vice President of the Science and Technology division, Marc facilitated meetings and workshops to gather input from FICEMS members, the FICEMS Technical Working Group, and other stakeholders with knowledge of FICEMS operations and the missions of the EMS and 911 systems. Marc and Joan used that content to develop the document, including creating a user-friendly layout and graphics. Throughout the project duration, Marc presented updates on these efforts at public meetings for both FICEMS and the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC).
FICEMS was established in 2005 to coordinate federal agencies supporting state, local, tribal, and territorial EMS and 911 systems. FICEMS membership includes representatives from the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Defense, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, as well as the Federal Communications Commission and a state EMS director. The strategic plan provides a framework around which FICEMS can synchronize the efforts and strategies of its member agencies under common goals while avoiding duplication of effort.
The FICEMS Strategic Plan is available on ems.gov.