Emergency Medical Services
Claire Covert-Bybee, Program Manager
EMT licenses expired at midnight on
December 31, 2015. If you did not renew, please click here for an application to reinstate your license.
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.
Members of the Nebraska Board of Emergency Medical Services recently held community forums around the state in order to obtain public input in guiding their focus for the future. The feedback from these forums was combined into one document which can be found here.