Advancing the EMS profession


One of NAEMT’s core values is the belief that professional education, national education standards and research are essential to the consistent delivery of high quality, evidence-based EMS.

NAEMT actively promotes this value through our support of evidence-based EMS research and work with other organizations.

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The American Heart Association Guidelines updated CPR guidelines tackle health disparities, management of opioid-related emergencies and physical, emotional recovery. Guideline highlights: updated CPR guidelines; chain of survival expanded to include a recovery link; CPR training to now include guidance on responding to victims of suspected opioid overdose, and suggested ways to increase the use of CPR by lay-rescuers.

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NAEMT Deeply Mourns the Passing of
Craig A. Manifold, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS
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It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our esteemed NAEMT Medical Director, Dr. Craig Manifold.

Dr. Manifold was a true and dear friend to all EMS practitioners in the civilian and military sectors.  He devoted countless hours of volunteer service to strengthening the EMS profession through his work in education and advocacy.  Dr. Manifold served on the NAEMT Board of Directors as Medical Director, as the chair of the NAEMT Military Relations Committee, Editor of the AMLS 3rd edition textbook, as an advisor on many EMS issues, and as a mentor and dear friend.

Brigadier General (Ret)(Bvt)(Dr) Manifold leaves behind a tremendous legacy within the EMS community. He actively participated in many organizations to advance EMS— including the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Associations of EMS Physicians, the Special Operations Medical Association, the Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors (“Eagles”) Global Alliance, and the National Registry of EMTs, at which he was serving as a member of the Board.  As an advocate on behalf of Paramedics and EMTs, he helped to educate members of Congress on the critical service EMS practitioners provide to their patients and communities.  He was a true patriot on and off the battlefield, seeking to unite people and organizations in the interest of providing better medical care.

Dr. Manifold served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Health Sciences, School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and as a Medical Director for several EMS agencies in the San Antonio area. He also served as a Joint Surgeon for the Texas Air National Guard, and Commander for the 149th Medical Group of the Texas Air National Guard in San Antonio, until his retirement last year.  He was devoted to advancing military medicine and the military medics who served our country.

Dr. Manifold has left a lasting imprint around the globe and his contributions will live on.  We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

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In lieu of flowers, the family has established a scholarship fund to honor their dad’s amazing passion for EMS/Fire and education. The scholarship fund will bless young future EMS/Fire students.

Dr. Craig Manifold Scholarship Fund:
Broadway National Bank
P.O. Box 17001
San Antonio,TX 78217
Checks Made Payable to: District 7 Fire and Rescue

Memorial Services:
September 30, 2020 at 1300
Community Bible Church in San Antonio

 Dr. Manifold Memorial

From Denise Moore, wife of Dr. Manifold:
We’d been married 31 years and together over 33. Hanna Moore Manifold Cappadonna (29, RN, resides in Gainesville, FL) expecting our first grand baby May 1. He was so excited about this he begged to know when he could tell others the news because it was hard to keep the secret. Della Caroline Manifold Stolle (26, ED RN in Floresville, TX lives in Falls City, TX) Caleb Andrew Manifold, (18 year old homeschool high school senior, swimmer). He also passed a Tactical Medicine course with SAPD SWAT team., but currently aspires to a career in communications and/or politics. I am a photographer, educator, and lactation consultant.



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