The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) brings lifesaving, emergency medical care to the Commonwealth by certifying First Responders and Emergency Medical Technicians. Additionally, it provides licenses to Paramedics and Ambulance Services and also establishes standards for the education and training of Emergency Medical Services personnel. In 2010, KBEMS provided 1,200 first responder certifications, 10,100 Emergency Medical Technician certifications and 2,100 Paramedic certifications.
KBEMS’ Services include:
Additionally, KBEMS is a participant in the EMS for Children (EMSC) Program, a federally-funded initiative that provides funding for statewide efforts aimed at improving emergency medical care for children. The Kentucky EMSC project encourages providers to improve their pediatric skills and increase public awareness regarding the health and safety of children.