EMS Vitals, September 2019, Alaska State Office of EMS Newsletter

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SEPTEMBER 2019, Issue No. #15

Never Forget 9/11/2001

EMS Regulation FAQs

It is an exciting time for Alaska EMS! This is the first major revision of the EMS regulations in over 15 years and it has added an Advanced EMT level, revised the scope of practice, and updated educational standards to meet the demands of a changing EMS landscape. Please take time to review the changes made to The Alaska EMS Regulations here.

We hope our Frequently Asked Questions document will be helpful in answering your questions, and if you have further inquiries please feel free to email the Office of EMS Manager, Todd McDowell.

EMS Certification 2019-20


December 31- Ambulance Service, EMT 1 Recertification, and ETT Instructor Recertification

March 31- EMT 2, EMT 3, AEMT and Instructor Recertification


Attention EMS Medical Directors
Medical Directors will now need to establish and maintain their own account within the Certification Management System in order to electronically sign off on EMS agency and provider applications.

Helpful Tips

Helpful Tip:
In preparation for the approaching certification season please make sure you have an active and up to date Certification Management System account.

Educational Opportunities

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
September 18, 8:00am- 4:30pm
Anchorage, Alaska

All Alaska Pediatric Symposium
October 11-12, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska EMS Symposium
October 29- November 1, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska

For a complete list of upcoming educational opportunities please click here.

Alaska Council on EMS (ACEMS)

The Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services

Implementation Task Force Recruiting
To apply for the ACEMS Task Force or for further information please refer to the application which can be found here. Applications are accepted continuously.

For more information on upcoming events, meetings and ACEMS activities please contact Todd McDowell.

Quick Links

Regulation FAQs
Certification Management System
Educational Opportunities
Task Force Application


October 29- November 1
Alaska EMS Symposium
Anchorage, Alaska

The Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services

ACEMS Calendar

Medical Director Committee
November 1st, 1pm-5pm
Anchorage, Alaska

EMS for Children Advisory Committee

November 7th, 11am
TC1-888-392-4560, 51097663#

Alaska Council on EMS
November 8th, 9am
TC 1-800-944-8766, 83001#


Pre-Hospital Pediatric Medical Consultation, EMS Providers Only: Alaska Native Medical Center 297-8809 & Providence Alaska Medical Center 212-3133
Stop The Bleed
Alaksa Emergency Medical Services for Children Program
Careline 877-266-HELP or text 4help to 839863
Poison Help 1-800-222-1222