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EMS Legislation Update

House Bill 138 was signed by Governor Mike DeWine on April 6, 2022 and goes into effect on July 6, 2022. This legislation contains updates on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) medical protocols, medical director qualifications, Do-Not-Resuscitate orders, non-emergency transports, COVID-19 testing, and first responder certification requirements. Click headline for more information.

ITLS International Call for Awards Nominations

ITLS awards are presented to individuals who made significant contributions to the promotion of ITLS, its educational programs, and its chapters and training centers. Awards recipients are chosen by the Board of Directors prior to the annual International Trauma Conference each fall. Click headline for more information.

Call for Abstracts for Research Forum Presentations at 2022 International Trauma Conference in Tampa, Florida, USA!

Get involved at the International Trauma Conference: Present your research at the Research Forum! Click headline for more information.

Call for ITLS Nominations

ITLS International will elect three members of the Board of Directors and the Speaker and Vice Speaker in 2022. Click headline for more information.

Grant Funding for First Responder Recruitment, Retention, and Resilience

Deadline is June 17, 2022

On May 5, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that nearly $70 million in grant funding is available for the recruitment and wellness needs of Ohio's first responders. For more information, click headline.

Monkeypox Virus Update

This ODH memo outlines resources available through Ohio Dept. of Health for the diagnosis of Monkeypox and other important information. For more information, click headline.

EMS Week is here!

May 15-21, 2022

EM physicians know how critical our nation’s EMS professionals are, and we’re proud to celebrate their sacrifice, dedication, and life-saving work. We thank you for everything that you do. For more information, click headline.

2022 Ohio Public Safety Symposium

August 2-4, 2022

Ohio Homeland Security will host a Public Safety Symposium August 2-4, 2022 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. For more information, click headline.

Governor DeWine Announces Launch of Ohio Office of First Responder Wellness

The new Ohio Office of First Responder Wellness will work to encourage self-care and mental wellness for Ohio’s first responder community including law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, dispatch, corrections, and Ohio-based military. Click Headline for more information.

Assistance To Firefighters Grants Now Open

Deadline to apply: December 17, 2021

The FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) period is now open. With $414 million in grant solicitation available, make sure to apply before the Dec. 17 2021 deadline to secure your next fire communications program. Click Headline for more information.

International Trauma Conference Connect: The Virtual Experience

Friday, November 5, 2021

Cutting-edge educational content from speakers around the globe. Registration is free! 3.0 hours of continuing education!

EMS Scope of Practice: Monoclonal Antibodies and Antiviral Agents

Ohio State Medical Director Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, provides information to EMS providers on COVID-19 and the administration of monoclonal antibodies and antiviral agents. Click headline for additional information

ODMAP Available to First Responders

Program allows for improved access to and sharing of overdose data across participating agencies. Get more information by clicking the headline.

Call for ITLS Awards Nominations

ITLS will honor members who have made exemplary contributions to the organization, its chapters, training centers, and trauma education at the 2021 International Trauma Conference in Tampa. Deadline for nominations: September 17, 2021. Get more information by clicking the headline.

Monkeypox Awareness - Ohio Exposure

Monkeypox confirmed in US, Ohio residents possibly exposed. Click headline for more information.

Practice Settings for EMS Providers Affected Through October 1, 2022

This provision enables EMS providers to perform emergency medical services in any setting under authorized direction and supervision. More information can be found by clicking the headline.

International Trauma Conference - Nov. 13-16, 2019

Conference brochure now available!

Ohio EMS 2019 Summer Webinar Series

Earn EMS CE hours at no cost!