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Amended Scope of Practice Rules

Effective January 1, 2021, three amended rules require the use of diagnostic waveform capnography in the presence of invasive airway management: 4765-15-04/Emergency medical technician scope of practice, 4765-16-04/Advanced emergency medical technician scope of practice, and 4765-17-03/Paramedic scope of practice. Please refer to the individual rules to see the complete changes for each. The rules can be viewed at The Register of Ohio by entering their eight-digit rule number. Contact the Division of EMS about administrative rules at ems.rules@dps.ohio.gov.


HB 404 Provides Additional Extension for Certificates

Under House Bill 404, EMS and fire certificates that expired March 9, 2020 through April 1, 2021, are extended until July 1, 2021. The extension will be added to all impacted certificates. Certificate holders who have met requirements to renew may file renewal application(s) online.

The extension does not change your certification expiration date or continuing education requirements for the current or next certification cycle. Information will be sent to impacted certificate holders and posted on this site.


Naloxone Administration by Ohio EMS Providers as of 02.22.21

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Program Director Portal

Information and resources for program directors of chartered fire training programs, accredited EMS training programs and approved EMS continuing education programs.

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Military & Veterans

Certification information for current or retired members of the U.S. armed forces or reserve components, including the national guard of any state.

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Laws & Rules

Access to current and proposed administrative rules, including public hearing notices and draft rules open for public comment.

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EMS & Fire Awards

EMS Star of Life Awards

2020 Awards Postponed
2019 Awards Program

Ohio Fire Service Hall of Fame

2020 Awards Recipients

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