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Welcome to the EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (E.V.E.N.T.)!


The functions of EVENT and the EMERG systems are combining with the EMS Forward program at the Center for Patient Safety. CPS is in the process of developing a new tool to support anonymous patient event reporting. This website will transition to CPS in the near future, and we'll notify those in our Google Group at that time and will redirect this web page to the new anonymous reporting tool at CPS.


E.V.E.N.T. is a program of the Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Research in EMS (CLIR) with sponsorship provided by the Savvik Foundation, the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC), the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO).


E.V.E.N.T. is a tool designed to improve the safety, quality and consistent delivery of all Emergency Medical Services (EMS) by ground, air and water ambulance services operating in all delivery models. It collects data submitted anonymously by EMS practitioners. The data collected will be used to develop policies, procedures and training programs to improve the safe delivery of EMS. A similar system used by airline pilots has led to important airline system improvements based upon pilot reported "near miss" situations and errors.


Any individual who encounters or recognizes a situation in which an EMS safety event occurred, or could have occurred, is strongly encouraged to submit a report by completing the appropriate E.V.E.N.T. Notification Tool. The confidentiality and anonymity of this reporting tool is designed to encourage EMS practitioners to readily report EMS safety events without fear of repercussion.


We post all reported patient safety events and aggregate reports to our Google Group. If you would like to be added to the Google Group, send an email to [email protected] with your name and EMS agency or affiliation. We'll add you to the group within 2 business days.

How To Report

To make an anonymous report on an EMS incident to E.V.E.N.T., please click one of the following links below:

Near MissEvent

Patient Safety Event

Violence Event

The Emergency Medical Error Reduction Group (EMERG) is available for all non-anonymous reports. Any information provided to EMERG is secure under federal peer review laws and cannot be used against the reporting party.



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