Division of Emergency Medical Systems

  • Licensing ambulance services and quick response units.
  • Training, testing, certification and licensure of EMS personnel.
  • Coordinating the State Trauma System.
  • Administering the EMS for Children Program.
  • Coordinating the State CISM Team.
  • Coordinating the State Stroke System of Care.
  • Coordinating the State Cardiac System of Care.

Rural EMS Assistance (REMSA) Fund Part III

The basis for Part III funding and the funding formula used was developed by the REMSA subcommittee and approved by the EMS Advisory Council as well as the North Dakota Department of Health. All related information can be found here.

In an effort to continuously improve the grant process and obtain a clear financial picture relative to future funding formulas, the Department is asking all services receiving funding from Part III REMSA funds to submit their current budget numbers in order to be eligible for reimbursement payments. Further information and the Budget Form Template can be found here.


2018 North Dakota EMS Leadership Academy

The North Dakota Department of Health in partnership with the EMS Association is hosting the 2018 North Dakota EMS Leadership Academy facilitated by SafeTech Solutions. The Leadership Academy brings together leaders from ambulance services across the state to learn more about management, moving your organization forward, being an effective leader, and specific challenges. Anyone from the ambulance service or any board member is encouraged to attend this highly beneficial training. The academy is held in four levels that must be taken in order.

 Level I- July 28-29th

Level II- October 13-14th

Level III- November 17-18th

Level IV- December 15-16th

All courses will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Bismarck, ND. A block of rooms has been reserved for all courses. (Rooms must be reserved one month prior to the course for discounted rates). To register please print out, complete, and mail the registration portion of the brochure. Contact Amy Keller at abkeller@nd.gov or 701.328.2270 with any questions.


EMS Database Information

The North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Systems (DEMS) is in the process of transitioning ESO Solutions as the new state repository electronic Patient Care Report (ePCR) software vendor.


NREMT webinars are available for help with the recertification process.

'Recert' - for help with NREMT NCCP recertification


Information regarding Rural EMS Assistance Grant Part II Funding


Click HERE for important information from Sanford Health - Fargo to all regional ambulance service partners and EMS organizations.


Effective February 1, 2017, the NREMT implemented a new attestation method for recertification for those completing recertification using the NCCP 2012 and 2016 models. The new process allows providers to select which NCCP model they are using (either 2012 or 2016); after selecting a model, the system then auto-completes the requirements for the national component.

Our website is continuously under construction. If you are looking for something that is not available on the website at this time, please contact us.



NREMT Important Updates: Continuing Education, 2015 AHA Guidelines, Fee Increase, etc.

DEMS will no longer be providing paper Patient Care Reports (PCRs). Click here for further information.

** Naloxone administration is NOW included in the skillset for EMR and EMT **


Are you interested in joining the North Dakota Public Health Emergency Volunteer Reserve (PHEVR)/ Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)? Our mission is to improve the health and safety of communities across North Dakota through the organization of volunteers sharing the common goals to serve their communities in times of need, prevention, and proactive planning. Click the link below for further information and online registration.         



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