The Texas Department of Health published an informative article briefly explaining the development of emergency medical service (EMS) - from it's early beginning to present day.
The first significant piece of legislation, The Highway Safety Act of 1966, was passed to foster much needed change in each state. Funded by government, studies were undertaken, departments created and regulations passed to kick-start the beginning of what has become the EMS we know today.
When it comes to first-class quality care, Texas EMS is second to none.
The Texas EMS Monolith, recognizing EMS in Texas, is prominently displayed on the Texas Department of Health and Services grounds in Austin, Texas.