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Ohio EMS Certification Titles Changing
In mid-May, the Division of EMS will be updating certification titles to align with national EMS provider titles. Read more here.
In an effort to assist Emergency Medical Services in maintaining compliance with Board of Pharmacy laws and rules, the Board recently released an updated FAQ document.

The Board has received a number of inquiries regarding the use of electronic record keeping systems and the need to determine whether such systems meet the positive identification requirements in OAC 4729-5-01. To assist EMS in this process, the Board has developed a dedicated process for EMS positive ID approval. Click here for more information.
Zika Virus:  General Information  |  Information for Healthcare Providers
Recommended Equipment List for Ground Ambulances
Fire department struggles to find volunteers
The EMS Compass Initiative has released performance measures in the areas of stroke, hypoglycemia and seizure. All members of the EMS community are invited to provide comments and feedback. Please view and comment on the measures.
Fire chief retires after 58 years
Fire deaths down in Ohio
Check out the latest episode of “This is Real Life,” where you will hear the moments immediately following a crash involving a distracted driver.
State agencies urge local officials to have heroin medication on hand.
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New Online Certification Renewal System Coming May 24, 2016

The Division of EMS will launch a NEW online certification renewal system on May 24. On the morning of May 24, the old system will be discontinued, and the new system should be fully functional by noon. During the transition, there will be a few hours when neither system is functional.

Passwords for the old system will not transfer to the new one. All certificate holders must set up new accounts and passwords the first time they log on to submit renewal applications. To access the new system, an email address must be listed in the EMS database. Certificate holders should not wait until the last day of the certification cycle to renew.

All EMS and fire certifications must be renewed online. Paper renewal applications will no longer be mailed.

The new system is user friendly and secure. It provides step-by-step prompts to ensure the correct information is entered and allows for quicker processing. As we get closer to May 24, step-by-step instructions for the new system will be posted on our website.

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