Division of Emergency Medical Systems
The Division of Emergency Medical Systems (DEMS) serves as North Dakota's lead emergency medical services (EMS) agency.
DEMS is responsible for:
- 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
* DEADLINE CHANGE * SEE UPDATED INFORMATION - NEW DEADLINE JUNE 19, 2018
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. Specific Funding Area Grant information was emailed out on June 4, 2018 with a certified USPS copy being sent from the Division on June 5. The North Dakota Rural EMS Assistance Grant Guidance and the North Dakota Rural EMS Assistance Grant Application for Part III 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.328.2270 with any questions.
EMS Database Information
As many of you know, the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Systems (DEMS) is in the process of transitioning to a new electronic Patient Care Report (ePCR) software vendor for ambulance services across the state to utilize. The new platform with ESO Solutions has a tentative go-live date of July 1, 2018. On June 30, 2018, the contract with Intermedix will expire, along with the platform and any access to ePCR reports you have on record through WebCur. See complete letter regarding transition details HERE.
DEMS hosted a live orientation of the ESO Solutions software on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. This overview was simply a brief orientation and was not intended to be a detailed user training.
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.
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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.