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Committees Overview

EMS

EMS committees, subcommittees, and ad hoc committees are created by statute (Ohio Revised Code) or are established by the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services for a specific purpose. Appointments are made in accordance with rules adopted by the Board. Committees, subcommittees, and ad hoc committees are the backbone of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS). They provide advice and assistance to the EMFTS Board as directed; their work critical to improving Ohio’s emergency medical services.

In appointing committee, subcommittee, and ad hoc committee members, the Board shall attempt to include members representing urban and rural areas and various geographical areas of the state, and shall ensure the members have substantial experience in the transportation of patients, including addressing the unique issues of mobile intensive care and air medical services. The members shall be residents of this state and may be members of the Board. The members serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in carrying out duties as members.

Individuals seeking to serve on a committee shall complete an EMFTS Committee Member Application (available below).

Trauma

The Trauma Committee is appointed by the Director of Public Safety, with each seat designated by the Ohio Revised Code.

Fire Service

Two committees exist to provide advice and counsel to the Division of EMS executive director on fire training and fire service (firefighter, fire safety inspector, and instructor) certificate holder discipline:

  • The Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector Training Committee of the state board of emergency medical, fire, and transportation services consists of the members of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services who are chiefs of fire departments, and the members of the board who are emergency medical technicians-basic, emergency medical technicians-intermediate, and emergency medical technicians-paramedic appointed from among persons nominated by the Ohio association of professional fire fighters or the northern Ohio fire fighters and from among persons nominated by the Ohio state firefighter's association.
  • The Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector Training Subcommittee consists of members of the firefighter and fire safety inspector training committee or their designees.

Email AskEMS or call us at (614) 466-9447 or (800) 233-0785 with questions regarding fire service committees.

Learn More

Links to specific information on the role of the various committees, subcommittees, and ad hoc committees can be found in the menu to the left. Information includes missions, meeting dates/times, agendas, and minutes.

Email AskEMS or call us at (614) 466-9447 or (800) 233-0785 with questions regarding EMS, trauma, or fire service committees.

Committee Member Application

EMFTS Committee Member Application EMS 4043 PDF Word
Contact Us

Email Ask EMS, or call (614) 466-9447 or (800) 233-0785.

Physical Location & Certified Mail Address
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Medical Services
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mailing Address
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 182073
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2073

Fax: (614) 466-9461

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