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Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) is one of the two bureaus that make up the Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services. The ultimate goa of the Bureau of EMS is to improve patient safety and high quality out-of-hospital emergency care for everyone in New Hampshire.

The Bureau of EMS is responsible for the following:

  • managing the training, testing, and licensing of EMS providers, units, instructors, training agencies, and EMS vehicles, including wheelchair vans (Law: RSA 153-A) (Rules: Saf-C 5900),
  • supporting, promoting, and offering education and public information regarding the availability and use of the EMS and trauma services system,
  • providing for the training and testing (written/practical) of emergency medical care providers (RSA 153-A:11),
  • planning and providing resources for a cooperative effort between private and governmental agencies and emergency medical and adult/pediatric trauma services in the event of an emergency, including a response to a mass casualty incident,
  • facilitating the establishment and maintenance of a communications network that addresses citizen access to the emergency medical and trauma services system and communications between all of the agencies and facilities involved in the care or transportation of patients (EMS Units adobe acrobat reader symbol, healthcare facilities, EMS Regional Councils, local, county, and state agencies),
  • establishing a data collection and analysis capability that provides for the evaluation of the emergency medical and trauma services system (TEMSIS),
  • carrying out investigations, as provided under RSA 153-A:14, and
  • preparing budgets and grant requests for funds needed to maintain an effective emergency medical and trauma services system.

Questions? Please contact the appropriate EMS staff person (See "Contact Us"). General questions can be emailed to

ATTENTION! EMS Update: As of January 1, 2017, all new and lapsed/reapplying EMS provider license applicants must complete a Criminal Background Check.

NOTE: For information regarding Fire and EMS Training throughout the state, visit:

Course and Exam Schedule (EMS Courses & Exams)

Scheduled Training & Events Page (Fire Courses)

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EMS Licensing Process

National Continued Competency Program (NCCP)
Mobile Integrated Healthcare Prerequisite Protocol Administration Packet
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EMS Warm Zone
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(Best Practices Document)

More News from the Bureau of Emergency Medical ServicesNews and Events

  April 14, 2017
Central NH EMS Conference - Mount Sunapee ResortAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol, April 29-30th Registration is open!
  April 5, 2017
Clinical Bulletin 38 - EpiPen RecallAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

April 4, 2017
Memo for Out-of-State Education ProgramsAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

  February 2, 2017
Mobile Test Lab - I-85 to AEMT Transition Exam Dates & Online Registration!Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  January 27, 2017
Coming soon...EMS in the Warm Zone Operations
  October 5, 2016
Team Focused CPR and Double Sequential Difibrillation ProtocolsAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol Announcement and Information
  April 21, 2016
EMS Narcan Use ReportsAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol - January 1, 2012 - May 31, 2016
  NH Pediatric EMSNH EMS for Children - Please take a moment to look at this page!
  March 20th, 2015
NEW INFORMATION! Law Enforcement Provider License Information Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol


Of Interest

ACS Trauma System Consultation Report-2016Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
NAEMT LogoCode of Ethics
2015 Patient Care Protocol Webpage, including Instructions
Brochure: Licensing Laws and Rules Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Course and Exam Schedule
EMS Best Practices
Approved EMS in the Warm Zone grant equipment listAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
EMS Bulletins
EMT-I Conversion Process Information
General Admission Application Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Guide to Infection Prevention in EMS Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
New College Degree Program available for Fire and EMS Personnel Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol



Bureau of EMS Reports

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