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Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) is one of the three bureaus that make up the Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services. The ultimate goal 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. Click the Star of Life for more information.

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

Course Catalog (Fire, EMS, Exams & Specialty Events)
Online Training Resources (NHoodle, Online Learning Academy, Helpdesk)

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EMS Licensing Process

National Registry Recert 2.0
Mobile Integrated Healthcare Prerequisite Protocol Administration Packet
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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

  December 12, 2017
NH Patient Care Protocols, Version 7 is now available.
  July 14, 2017
EMS Narcan Use Data: Monthly updates are publically available in "NH Drug Monitoring Initiative Reports"
  April 4, 2017
Memo for Out-of-State Education Programs Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
  January 27, 2017
EMS in the Warm Zone Operations
  NH Pediatric EMSNH EMS for Children - Please take a moment to look at this page!
  March 20th, 2015
Law Enforcement Provider License Information Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol


Of Interest

ACS Trauma System Consultation Report-2016 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
NAEMT LogoCode of Ethics
2015 Patient Care Protocol Webpage, including Instructions
Brochure: Licensing Laws and Rules Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Course Catalog - EMS Programs - EMS Continuing Education - EMS Exams
EMS Best Practices
Approved EMS in the Warm Zone grant equipment list Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
EMS Bulletins
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
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Bureau of EMS Reports

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