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PIER Committee (Public Information Education Relations)

Emergency Medical Services Section

  •  850-245-4440



    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

A Florida EMS Advisory Council Committee

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.

PIER - EMS State Tool Objectives (I-IV) 

General access to helpful information:

I. Opioids 

Department of Health & Human Services Factsheet (new window)on Opiod Crisis

Center for Disease Control (CDC)What the public needs to know (new window)

Drug Enforcement Administration (new window) (DEA)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration

II. Motor Vehicles 

Florida Department of Transportation Safety Programs (new window)

  • FDOT Grant funded state traffic safety coalitions you can attend!

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (new window)



Occupant Safety

Adult Passenger Safety

Teen Safe Driver


Distracted Driving

III. Falls Prevention 

STEADI Toolkit (new window) CDC online training for health care providers

National Council on Aging (new window)

Senior focused exercise programs that may be available in your local region:

Older Adult Falls Program

Best Practice Flyer: Trauma Agency Health-Care District Palm Beach County (Can be used as a training guide)

IV. Drowning 

Florida Department of Health Injury Prevention – Drowning Prevention Links page (new window)

Best Practice Coalitions:

V. HIV Health and Wellness 

General State and National validated information on HIV

Hemorrhage Control the Bleed Campaign by American College of Surgeons