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Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

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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. Bureau Chief Nick Mercuri is responsible for overseeing the Bureau (according to RSA 21-P:12-b) and making sure that everything it does centers around the ultimate goal of improved 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, 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.

Bureau Chief Nick Mercuri also servies as an Executive Secretary to the following EMS boards:

  • Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Coordinating Board (CB)
  • Medical Control Board (MCB)
  • Trauma Medical Review Committee (TMRC)
    (For more information about the boards, click on the "Boards & Commissions" link on the left-hand navigation pane.)

Questions? Please contact Bureau Chief Mercuri or Deputy Chief Jon Bouffard. General questions can be emailed to

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

EMS Warm Zone
EMS in the Warm Zone: Active Shooter Event
(Best Practices Document)

More News from the Bureau of Emergency Medical ServicesNews and Events

  November 3, 2015
Bulletin 31 - Naloxone Par LevelsAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  NH Pediatric EMSNH EMS for Children - Please take a moment to look at this page!
  October 20, 2015
Bulletin 30 - Requirements for EZ -IO NeedlesAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  September 15, 2015
2015 NH Trauma Conference Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol- November 6, 2015 - North Conway Grand Resort
  August 11, 2015
23rd Annual North Country Emergency Services ConferenceAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol. Save the Date! November 13-15, 2015 at the North Conway Grand Hotel.
  March 20th, 2015
NEW INFORMATION! NH Law Enforcement EMS Provider Level Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol


Of Interest

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
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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