EMS Advisory Council
The Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) was created for the purpose of acting as an advisory body to the Emergency Medical Services Section. The specific authority for the council, including membership and duties, is outlined in section 401.245, Florida Statutes.
The council consists of 15 members appointed by the State Surgeon General and Secretary. Members who are typically appointed for four year terms, with the chair being designated by the State Surgeon General and Secretary. Additional members include six ex officio representatives appointed by various other state agency heads.
EMSAC Mission: To facilitate and promote the best emergency medical care to the residents and visitors of Florida.
EMSAC Vision: A uniform EMS system that provides evidence-based prehospital care to the people of Florida and serves as the recognized leader in EMS response nationwide.
EMSAC Values: Customer service and satisfaction, public welfare and safety, collaboration, ethics, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine and education.
If you are interested in applying to a vacant or expired position, you may complete the Florida Department of Health Appointment Questionnaire. Please mail your résumé and completed applications to: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722.
Upcoming Advisory Council Meeting Information
The EMS Advisory Council has ten standing committees. These committees frequently meet outside of the official advisory council meeting. Please review the EMS Advisory Council Recurring Meeting Schedule if you would like to participate a committee meeting.
Florida EMS Advisory Council Committees
Division of Telecommunications
Bureau of Public Safety
4030 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32999
FAX (850) 488-9837
- Disaster Response
Michael Lozano, Jr., MD, FACEP
17167 US Highway 19 North, Suite 650
Clearwater, FL 33764
FAX (727) 507-3630
(727) 798-8213- Mobile
- EMS for Children
Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs
Leon County Emergency Medical Services
911 Easterwood Drive, Building 1
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Office (850) 606-2100
- Medical Care
Joe Nelson, DO, MS, FACOEP, FACEP
9607 58th Street, North
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
(727) 397-1215 (H)
(954) 553.1066 (M)
- Strategic Visions
Florida EMS Advisory Council Constituent Groups
- Association of EMS Providers
- EMS Quality Managers Association
- Emergency Nurses Association, Florida Chapter
- Florida Aeromedical Association (FAMA)
- Florida Ambulance Association (FAA)
- Florida Association of County EMS (FACEMS) and Florida Association of Rural EMS (FAREMS)
- Florida Association of EMS Educators (FAEMSE)
- Florida Association of EMS Medical Directors (FAEMSMD)
- Florida Council of EMS Chiefs
- Florida Fire Chiefs Association (FFCA)