Office of Emergency Medical Services

Located within the Connecticut Department of Public Health, The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is the lead agency for strategic planning, programmatic administration, and statutory & regulatory oversight of EMS providers and EMS organizations in the state.  Responsibilities include: (1) Training & education (2) Medical oversight (3) Certification and licensure of over 20,000 EMS field providers (4) EMS & Trauma data management (5) Investigation of complaint-based medical issues that affect patient care and (6) Inspection of EMS response vehicles, including over 900 ambulances.

Recent News:

NewMobile Integrated Health Legislative Report to the General Assembly (submitted 3/1/2019)

NewEMT Administration of IM Epinephrine via Syringe

This link will direct you to the Education and Training page where updated information regarding the Epi Education Policy, an EPI skill sheet and training presentation can be found.

NewThe Connecticut EMS Awards Nomination is Open

The Connecticut EMS Council Awards have been in existence since 1983 as a way to recognize and commend an EMS Organization, Individual, Educator, Legislator or Physician for accomplishments as it relates to Emergency Medical Services at the local and national level. The 2019 nomination period is open until March 31st.

Passed during the 2017 Legislative Session, Public Act 17-146 (Sec. 40) requires any hospital certified as a comprehensive stroke center, primary stroke center or acute stroke-ready hospital to submit attestation from the nationally recognized certifying organization to the Commissioner of Public Health.  Visit our new Certified Stroke Center page for a listing.

Designated Trauma Centers

Pursuant to Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Sec. 19a-177-4, hospitals seeking designation as a Trauma Facility must be verified by the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, and apply to the OEMS. A current listing of hospitals can be found on the American College of Surgeons Trauma Center Database website. 

List of Infectious Disease Designated Officers

In accordance with CGS 19a-904, which requires posting of a list of Infectious Disease Designated Officers for all EMS organizations on our website, the list is now available to be downloaded as a roster through the eLicense website .

1. Browse to the eLicense website ;
2. Scroll down and click on the "Emergency Medical Services" section;
3. Click the box next to "List of Infectious Disease Coordinators By EMS Organization (No Fee Required)", then click "continue" at the bottom of the page;
4. Choose the file format you would like and click "download". A file will open on your computer.

PSA Listings now available

Primary Service Area lists by town or by EMS organization can be downloaded by clicking on an image below.

PSA Listing by Town   PSA Listing by EMS Organization



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