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State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services

EMFTS Board LogoThe State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) is responsible for:

  • Establishing training and certification standards for emergency medical services personnel
  • Accreditation of EMS training programs
  • Approval of EMS continuing education sites
  • Oversight of Ohio’s trauma system
  • Oversight of the EMS grant program, providing grants for training, equipment and research
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program coordination
  • Licensing of Ohio’s medical transportation services
  • Coordination of the Regional Physician Advisory Boards
  • Collection and analysis of data submitted to the EMS Incident Reporting System and the Ohio Trauma Registry
  • Investigations to ensure compliance with the Ohio Revised and Administrative Codes

The board consists of 20 board members, 19 appointed by the governor and one appointed by the director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The appointees to the board represent Ohio’s fire and emergency medical services, private medical transportation services, mobile intensive care providers, air medical providers, trauma programs, hospitals, emergency physicians, EMS training programs and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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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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