Emergency Medical Services

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What you need to know

The Emergency Medical Services Program focuses on ensuring quality patient care throughout the state by offering support and technical assistance to Emergency Medical Services, EMS providers, physician medical directors, hospitals and training agencies. This program assists with compliance and conducts inspections to aim for optimal pre-hospital care.​

EMS regional specialists and regions

Nebraska is divided into four separate EMS regions:  Western, Central, Northeast and Southeast. A dedicated EMS Specialist supports each region.  The EMS Specialists provide are resource for every EMS service, EMS provider and hospital for training and technical assistance including system development, rules and regulations, statutes, protocol and policy development, documentation, quality improvement, recruitment and retention, recognition, mandatory reporting regulations, education, significant exposure procedures and systems of care. 

Find the region map and the EMS Specialist for your region here.

EMS awards and recognition requests

The Office of Emergency Health Systems EMS Program would like to recognize services and individuals within your EMS Service for outstanding service to your community.  Emergency Medical Services is a demanding career as paid or volunteer professional.  Often the time and energy goes unrecognized for their performance and dedication to providing quality patient care. 

Types of recognition are include: Years of Service Award, department awards, special recognition awards, We Delivered a Baby, Code Save Award and more. 

Please fill out this form for awards and recognition.   

EMS assessments

The Office of Emergency Health Systems EMS program offers EMS Assessment with no charge to your EMS Service.  These assessments take a comprehensive look at your EMS Service and local area to find areas of improvement, areas of excellence and are used to help develop a path for your EMS Services future.  The assessments are there to help with recruitment and retention plans, services consolidation or countywide EMS, how to plan for the future, funding and program management.  If you think an EMS assessment could help your service, please contact the EMS Specialist in your region.

Significant E​xposure

Nebraska Statute (Neb. Rev. Stat 71-507 through 71-513) provides protection against infectious diseases for persons that act as Emergency Services Providers while delivering emergency medical care.  If you suspect an exposure, alert your employer's infection control officer and infection control at the receiving medical facility immediately.  Complete a Significant Exposure Report Form to document the exposure and start post exposure procedures.

EMS and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

The Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a unique statewide tool that collects dispensed prescription information and is housed on the Health Information Exchange platform.  The Nebraska PDMP is a public health model focusing on patient safety.  EMS is allowed to access the PDMP, with their physician medical director (PMD) approval and supervision to act as an agent of the PMD to access data in the prescription drug monitoring system.  This allows EMS providers to see what medications a patient is currently on to help make treatment decisions or suspect medical emergencies such as a drug overdose.

For more information, please visit the PDMP website or contact your Regional EMS Specialist.

Carol Jorgensen
EMS Program Manager/Central Region EMS Representative
Cell Number
(308) 440-4346
Fax Number
(402) 742-1140
Mailing Address

P.O. Box 198

Elm Creek, Nebraska 68836


Mason Holmes
Western Region EMS Specialist
Cell Number
(308) 765-9868
Fax Number
(402) 741-1140
Mailing Address

495 5th Street

Imperial, Nebraska 69033


Ben Leseberg
Southeast Region EMS Specialist
Phone Number
(402) 471-1680
Cell Number
(402) 525-3700
Fax Number
(402) 742-1140
Mailing Address

P.O. Box 95026

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026


Brad Harm
Northeast Region EMS Specialist
Phone Number
(402) 595-1427
Cell Number
(308) 940-1994
Fax Number
(402) 742-1140
Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2992

Omaha, Nebraska 68102