WASHINGTON - Harris Blackwood, Georgia's representative for the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, was appointed to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) last month.
Blackwood, who lives in Gainesville, was selected by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. NEMSAC is administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Transportation and its federal partners on key issues, such as recruitment and retention of EMS personnel, quality assurance, data collection and EMS education.
"Millions of motorists each year rely on the expertise, commitment, and compassion of EMS professionals," said NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman in a press release. "These well-trained first responders have contributed to our nation's progress in reducing traffic deaths and injuries. We owe them an incredible amount of gratitude for their selfless work in responding to all medical emergencies."