The Indiana Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday notified the Indiana EMS Commission that EMS has been designated as one of the five core divisions of the agency. For more than a decade, EMS has existed as a section under Fire and Building Services, administered by the Indiana State Fire Marshal.
“Indiana EMS is a critical function of public health and public safety,” IDHS Executive Director Joel Thacker said. “As such, it deserves to function independently to better recognize its contributions and be allowed to evolve to best serve the growing needs of Hoosiers in the future.” <<Read more...>>
Nevada proudly stands as the 23rd state to unify its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel standards with the Recognition of EMS Personnel Practice Interstate Compact (EMS Compact). Assembly Bill 158, approved unanimously by the Assembly and Senate and signed by Governor Joe Lombardo on June 12, 2023, is set to take effect on October 1, 2023....
The Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice publishes the dates for its Executive Committee and Full Commission meetings, ensuring transparency and accessibility. These meetings are open to all Commissioners, State EMS Officials, stakeholders, as well as the general public. This allows for broad participation and ensures that individuals with an interest in the EMS Compact can stay informed and contribute to the discussions and decisions made during these meetings.
Elections were help at the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice annual meeting in Reno, NV on 6/13/2023.
The EMS Compact is proud to announce the appointment of Donnie Woodyard as its new Executive Director.
Where Emergency Care Begins
Following a long career of public service and national EMS leadership roles, Ray Mollers, the Executive Director of the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice has announced his upcoming retirement. Mollers informed the Commission of his intentions to retire by September 2023, and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition in leadership of the Commission to the next Executive Director....<MORE>
Pennsylvania’s Bureau of EMS Director, Dr. Aaron Rhone was elected as the Member At-Large to the Executive Committee of the Int …
Indiana’s State EMS Director Kraig Kinney was confirmed in his position as vice chair of the Interstate Commission for EMS Pers …
To clearly define the date for the term "Activation of the Compact", the Commission has adopted a policy establishing a date of March 15, 2020.
Executive Committee Appoints Vice Chairperson
The EMS Compact Commission held elections for Executive Committee Chair and Treasurer.
Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill-861, which makes Pennsylvania the twenty-second state to join the Recognition of EMS Personnel Interstate Compact, known as the “EMS Compact.”
The EMS Commission has published a resource on Privilege to Practice: A Guide for State EMS Officials
On November 1, 2021, the EMS Compact launched a new tool for EMS providers, employers, and the public to validate an individual's Privilege to Practice and Home State license.
EMS Compact Elects Executive Committee Officers for 2021
Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice selects Ray Mollers as its Executive Director
"We are happy to be joining the EMS Compact," South Dakota EMS Director Marty Link said in a statement. "This is great news for the citizens of our State, our EMS personnel, and our neighbors in the surrounding states. Given our strategic location with neighboring states, we recognize we are an important part of the national EMS Compact puzzle."
Louisiana Becomes the 21st State to Join the EMS Compact
Interstate EMS Personnel Licensing Compact Declared Operational to Help Communities Respond to COVID-19.
West Virginia Joins the EMS Compact
Indiana Joins the EMS Compact
North Dakota & Iowa Join the EMS Compact
2018 End of Year Summary from Commission Chair
Statement on Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) Status
J. Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma signs into law the Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct.
As the emergency medical services (EMS) profession has evolved, so, too, has the mobility of EMS personnel. Providers need to respond across state lines for day-to-day duties as well as cross state lines for nongovernor-level declared disasters and for planned large-scale events. ...