IAEMSC Releases Position Statement on H.R. 1300

The IAEMSC supports the First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act (H.R. 1300) and its goal of allowing first responder access to Anthrax Vaccine Absorbed (AVA) from the Strategic National Stockpile. H.R. 1300 is responsible and vital legislation that would provide access to critical protective medical countermeasures for EMS providers. The Act provides a mechanism to support the personal health and safety of EMS providers who have the responsibility to care for patients in circumstances and environments that are potentially threatening to them, such as response to anthrax related acts of terrorism and other emergencies. We also support the intelligence, information sharing and educational components of the Act, supporting first responders’ informed decision making on participation.


The full statement may be found in Position Papers section of the website as well as in the file repository in the members section.