Emergency Services Sector Profile


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as the Emergency Services Sector-Specific Agency (ES SSA), has compiled this data to present a picture of the Emergency Services Sector (ESS) as a whole and open an avenue to greater federal and sector partner coordination regarding emergency services discipline definitions; national census and data collection methods; and community awareness of capabilities, dependencies, and interdependencies.

The information presented in this fact sheet has been drawn from publicly available sources and in coordination with responsible federal departments and agencies and other sector partners including the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; United States Fire Administration; U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Emergency Medical Services; and various professional and national associations.

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