COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Dec. 8, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, Tolland, and Windham Counties in the Medium/Yellow category as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. New London County is currently listed in the Low/Green category. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

EMS Provider Resources

  • newiconRegional Mass Casualty Incident Trailers (MCI) - Through collaboration between the Office of Public Health and Preparedness Response  (OPHPR) and the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), the five regional Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) trailers have been updated focusing primarily on utilizing them as pre-deployment assets. The trailers are prepositioned with host agencies in each of the 5 regions.  Please see the MCI PDF document for full information and detail.
  • National Counterterrorism Center's (First Responder's Toolbox) Persistent Threat of Terrorist Ambush Attacks on First Responders - A document that provides awareness of the threat that ambush-style attacks pose to first responders, as well as recommendations and resources to enhance officer safety and preparedness.
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) - The EMS for Children State Partnership Program is to expand and improve EMS for children in need of treatment for trauma or critical care.  Grantees will demonstrate, through performance measured-based deliverables, new models of EMS system and patient outcome improvements for children by testing innovative methods to promote coordination of pediatric emergency care and national quality improvement initiatives.
  • Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program (PSOB) - In a unique effort, the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance has created this program to provide death and educations benefits to eligible survivors of federal, state or local public safety personnel whose death was the direct and proximate result of a personal (traumatic) injury sustained in the line of duty. Please visit their website for more information and to download the PSOB Information Kit.
  • CDC's Get Ahead of Sepsis website - The CDC is dedicated to educating EMS providers to be alert to the signs and symptoms of Sepsis. Find educational resources, infographics and fact sheets to share with EMS personnel.
  • NHTSA's Office of EMS recently shared the document "Nerve Agent Information for EMS and Hospitals", which serves as a refresher on standard protocols for recognizing, treating and protecting oneself from nerve agent exposures.  This best practices document was prepared by NHTSA's Office of EMS, HHS ASPR, DHS, and the National Security Council.
  • US Department of Homeland Security recently released an  informational video - titled "Fentanyl:  The Real Deal" - for EMS, law enforcement and fire department personnel responding to suspected Fentanyl overdoses. 
  • Department of Children & Families Safe Haven Act - the law allows anyone to drop off a newborn baby (within the first 30 days of life) at any hospital emergency room in Connecticut.  While details vary in each state, all 50 states in the country have some form of Safe Haven Law. To see how each state differs click here for a map showing detailed state-by-state information.
Connecticut-specific informational links
Public Health Agencies
Emergency Medicine Associations and Journals
EMS Associations and Information
Informational Links


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