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Emergency Medical Service, more commonly known as EMS, is a system that provides emergency medical care. It is activated by a call for help, after an incident of serious illness or injury. The focus of EMS is emergency medical care of the patient(s). EMS is most easily recognized when emergency vehicles or helicopters are seen responding to emergency incidents. But EMS is much more than a ride to the hospital. It is a system of coordinated response and emergency medical care, involving multiple people and agencies. A comprehensive EMS system is ready every day for every kind of emergency.

Each State and territory has a lead EMS agency. These agencies are often within the State health department, but in some States they are part of the public safety department or are an independent State agency. State EMS agencies are responsible for the overall planning, coordination, and regulation of the State EMS system as well as licensing or certifying EMS providers and ambulances.

The following functions are typically, but not universally, performed by State EMS agencies:
  • Operating or coordinating a statewide communications system that connects EMS providers in the field with hospitals as well as trauma and specialty centers;
  • Promulgating statewide medical protocols for EMS providers, or otherwise establishing the scope of EMS practice within the State;
  • Operating or coordinating a statewide communications system that connects EMS providers in the field with hospitals as well as trauma and specialty centers;
  • Coordinating the distribution of grants for EMS or administering grant programs;
  • Planning for and coordinating the medical response to disasters and mass casualty incidents and since 9/11, homeland security medical initiatives;
  • Serving as the lead agency for statewide trauma systems or other specialty care systems; collecting data from local EMS agencies, hospitals, and trauma centers, and monitoring system performance and outcome;
  • Administering or coordinating regional EMS programs.
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