The Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is the “administrative arm” of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services. The Division of EMS is responsible for:
- Certification of Ohio's emergency medical service and fire service providers and instructors;
- Accreditation and chartering of EMS and fire training institutions and approval of EMS continuing education sites;
- Collection and analysis of EMS incident data;
- Regulation of medical transportation services.
The Division also serves as the “lead agency” for the state’s trauma system.
Rob Wagoner, Executive Director
Aaron Jennings, Deputy Director
State Medical Director
The medical director advises the board with regard to adult and pediatric trauma and emergency medical services issues.
Carol Cunningham M.D.
Regional Physician Advisory Board
Ellen Owens, Coordinator
EMS and fire certifications, public records
Ellen Owens, Section Chief
Education & Testing
EMS and fire training programs (EMS accreditations, EMS continuing education sites, and chartered fire training programs), fire testing, and certification audits
Dan Swords, Section Chief
EMS & Fire Education email: EMSEducation@dps.ohio.gov
Fire Testing email: email@example.com
Inspection, certification and licensure of non-emergency, emergency and air medical transportation organizations
David Fiffick, Section Chief
All issues related to trauma centers and the statewide trauma system
Research & Analysis
EMS and trauma research and data analysis
Eric Mays, Section Chief
Investigation & Discipline
Investigations, hearings, and compliance
Joel Demory, Section Chief
Johanna Burgess, Grants Administrator