National Emergency Medical Services Museum Inc

Saving Lives, Saving History

aka National EMS Museum   |   San Diego, CA   |  www.emsmuseum.org

Mission

The National EMS Museum is dedicated to memorializing and commemorating the history of EMS and the individuals and organizations that provide emergency care to the sick and injured while engaging the public in exploring EMS innovation and technology through public exhibitions and programs across North America.

Ruling year info

2007

President, National EMS Museum Foundation

Dr Richard A Clinchy

Main address

12533 Niego Lane

San Diego, CA 92128 USA

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EIN

20-5848176

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

Safety Education (M40)

Public Health Program (E70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The National EMS Museum supports the work of first responders across the country by creating a place of legacy, reflection and innovation. Through The National EMS Museum visitors can learn about the history of the emergency medical services, current issues facing the emergency medical services today and engage in education programs and exhibitions that inspire innovation for the future.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Traveling Exhibitions

Providing an opportunity for the public to engage in EMS related artifacts and archival material through thoughtful exhibitions in local museums and community hubs

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metric tracking is a 2021 initiative. Results will be available upon request and reported in 2022.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The National EMS Museum aims to foster an appreciation for the work of first responders while highlighting the diverse history of the emergency medical services in the United States.

The National EMS Museum strives to connect communities and first responders through exhibitions and programs, while supporting EMS education across the country and honoring current and previous responders.

In the next decade we hope to create a network of museum partners that support NEMSM's work in each state across the United States and produce exhibitions to visit communities across the country while supporting responder wellbeing and education.

Create meaningful exhibitions for our visitors/users
Develop quality educational programs for families, youth and practitioners
Offer mental health support through museum based program
Maintain an accessible archives of historic and current documents for use by industry and community leaders and researchers.
Collect and preserve artifacts relevant to the history of the emergency medical services

The National EMS Museum has hired a museum trained director with experience in educational programing, exhibition development, and collection management. Our director is also working with leaders in the museum field to develop a framework for museum therapy to be implemented across institutions as part of her PhD research and degree requirements.

Our board consists of EMS industry leaders, from service and organizational leaders to support staff and industry vendors. The board is connected and experienced in emergency medical services and disaster response. Through connections with colleagues and partners the board of the National EMS Museum is able to create opportunities to engage new communities in the Museum's activities and programs

The volunteers of the National EMS Museum represent a diverse group of individuals from young students to retired professionals, from a diverse ethnic and social-economic background, as well as diverse geographic locations. The volunteer corps represent the history and future of the emergency medical services in a kaleidoscope of ways.

The National EMS Museum intern group represents students at the cross-roads of higher education and emerging professionals. Interns serve for one semester, many continue on as volunteers and engage with the public and the volunteer corps regularly creating a network of support and encouragement for both volunteers, staff and interns.

It is the hope of the senior leadership that the diversity of the members and volunteers at the National EMS Museum encourages donors to support the programs and operations of the only museum dedicated to the national story of EMS in the United States. As we work on a shoestring budget every year to accomplish our goals and look to improve opportunities to engage more substantial funding now and in the future.

Create engaging and inspiring exhibitions and programs to share the unique history of the emergency medical services while increasing donor and membership support significantly in the last three years.

In the next three years we hope to cultivate relationships with key stakeholders that will ensure financial stability for the organization. Continue to collect and preserve artifacts, oral histories and archival material relating to the history and innovation of EMS and to continue to grow in our commitment to diversity and equality within our organization and the EMS field through actions like volunteer and board participation, lending voices and support to important industry initiatives and engage more communities in the museum's research, exhibitions and programs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We work with first responders, their families and their communities across North America. We connect with our stakeholders through virtual and onsite programing and exhibitions with partner museums.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, social media groups and posts, email invitations to connect with leadership and volunteers.,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, learn about other areas where we can offer support, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We expanded our membership offering and are currently restructuring our publication offerings and redeveloping our website for greater accessibility. We are also rearranging our exhibition calendar to introduce diverse exhibits every year.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    By engaging in regular conversations with our stakeholders we have improved our offering ensuring the products and programs we produce are utilized and shared with communities across North America. By engaging more first responders and their families we are able to strengthen bonds and support personal and group mental health and healing and encourage innovation in the field through our work with students and educators.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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National Emergency Medical Services Museum Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Richard Clinchy

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/12/2021,

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Equity strategies

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.