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     EMS Education and Training
 
The EMS Program has a highly organized system of Education and Training. Educational programs are available through large multi day EMS conferences and one day local conferences. 
 
Each Ambulance Service has the ability to receive various continuing education classes right in their service. Financial assistance for these educational programs may be requested on the EMS Continuing Education Grant Form.

EMTs practice on a training dollThe Unicameral, Nebraska's Legislative body, has provided funds for both initial and Continuing EMS Education. In order for Services to receive Continuing Education funds, a simple grant request form is submitted to the Emergency Health Systems Program. A complete listing of Continuing Education Training and other training dates may be found below on the new Nebraska EMS Calendar
 
In order for a person to be reimbursed for some of their initial education, they must become certified as an out-of-hospital responder, be a member of an emergency medical service and request reimbursement via the training agency through which they took their training. All initial EMS training is arranged through licensed EMS Training Agencies. A list of EMS Training Agencies may be found on the Approved Training Agency List.          
 
 
A change to the process in continuing education requests is coming. Updates soon. 
 
Questions about EMS training and education may be answered by contacting wendy.snodgrass@nebraska.gov. In the ever-changing world of medicine, the out-of-hospital provider has the challenge of "keeping up" with pre-hospital medical advancements. From the Emergency Medical Responder to the Paramedic, continued Education and Training must be planned and executed in a timely manner. See below for updated information and instructions on reimbursements.
 
Nebraska EMS Training & Education Resources:
EMS Educational Training Materials Loan Service
For more information contact:
Wendy Snodgrass
Nebraska Department of HHS, Public Health
Emergency Health Systems Program
402-873-5082
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
 
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