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Sep
19

Public feedback is being sought for draft standards set by the American Heart Association to help 911 dispatchers walk callers through CPR during a suspected cardiac arrest. The organization will collect comments until Nov. 16 and use the input to encourage emergency communications and dispatch centers nationwide to adopt the standards.

Aug
25

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services is proud to recognize the recipients of the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline awards in 2016. Kentucky agencies achieved 9 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze levels.

Aug
12

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services has opened the renewal period for EMS providers with certifications and licenses expiring on December 31, 2016. Applications are being accepted in KEMSIS and detailed instructions are available to assist providers with the renewal process. Visit the 2016 Renewal Information page on our website for additional details.

Aug
02

Agency Administrators: The 2016 Agency Renewal App is now available in your agency KEMSIS account. You will notice some changes to the application. Please read ALL application instructions carefully as processing of your application may be slowed by missing or inaccurate information.

Jul
12

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Applications Data Coordinator and Senior Administrative Assistant. Both positions are open until filled with initial applicant review scheduled the first week of August. Position description and requirement details are available by clicking the links above or by visiting https://careers.kctcs.edu/search-jobs/.

May
27

The "Group Pay" option in which an employer could make a single transaction for the renewal of certificates/licenses for all individuals employed by the agency is no longer available.

This operational decision has been considered thoughtfully over the past two (2) renewal cycles. Research indicates that through the "Group Pay" system, there have been unintentional employer-generated typographical errors that have caused certified and licensed EMS providers to expire prior to their renewal deadline. We have experienced several occurrences in which KEMSIS accounts for individuals have been breached by employers at the request or approval of individuals certified and licensed in Kentucky in order to complete applications for renewal.

May
17

Effective May 17, 2016, the way you transport patients to Norton Audubon Hospital will change. Please review the map for new routing instructions that will be in place through June 20, 2016. Thank you for your patience and support as we improve our facility and services. If you have any questions, email Leigh Mayes at leigh.mayes@nortonhealthcare.org.

May
13

Lexington, Ky. (May 13, 2016) – The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) is celebrating National EMS Week May 15-21.This year's theme is, "Called to Care." Kentucky's EMS heroes provide outstanding day-to-day practice of patient care, provider and patient safety, community awareness and injury prevention.