Emergency Medical Services
Claire Covert-Bybee, Program Manager
In this current climate of fiscal responsibility to the citizens of the State of Nebraska, Nebraska Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has continued to look at ways that will provide effective and responsible care for everyone. The personnel that make up the EMS are affected by the decisions that are formulated by government and national organizations. These decisions include determining the amount of education and training that is required to obtain licenses and certificates to practice, and development of new protocols and standards to ensure the level of care in the time of an emergency is done so in a professional and safe manner.
The State of Nebraska currently licenses Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics as Out-Of-Hospital Emergency Care Providers. Individuals who currently hold an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate level license may renew and reinstate only. Licenses are also given to Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Services and Emergency Medical Services Training Agencies and Distributive Learning Organizations.
Strategic Planning Session
The Nebraska Board of Emergency Medical Services held its inaugural strategic planning session to address community comments and develop long-term goals. This session was held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Country Inn & Suites in Lincoln.