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State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services

The 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 21 EMFTS Board members. Appointees 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.