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Effective November 10, 2016, the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) began use of a new technology to print authentic EMS provider cards.


Teleflex Medical is recalling specific products as they may not deliver a fully atomized plume of medication after complaints that the affected lots produced a straight stream instead of an atomized spray.


Effective October 20, 2016 Kentucky EMS-TEI program directors will be verifying student practical skills in addition to verifying student course completion through their NREMT program director account.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.