National EMS Week 2017 is May 21-27
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day
This year's theme is "EMS Strong: Always in Service"
EMS Week Certificates
Please pay close attention to these instructions when filling out the form. Click here for the instructions. All information must be present, including submitted by, system number, telephone number, and e-mail address. Please ensure that all names are spelled correctly and that the correct level and the number of years of service are indicated for each entry. Forms will only be accepted in electronic word format on the prescribed form. No other means of submission will be accepted—no PDFs please.
Please e-mail completed forms to Paula Atteberry at Paula.Atteberry@illinois.gov
EMS Week Awards
2017 EMS Week Planning Guide
Emergency Medical Services Assistance Fund Grant for Fiscal Year 2018
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) provides an opportunity for Illinois EMS Agencies who can demonstrate a need for resources to apply for grant funding. The program is intended to provide for the purposes of organization, development and improvement of Emergency Medical Services Systems, including but not limited to training of personnel and acquisition, modification and maintenance of necessary supplies and equipment. (210 ILCS, section 3.220(c))
Any Illinois licensed and based EMS agency that provides EMS service within the State of Illinois may apply for funds through the Department's Electronic Grant Administration and Management System (EGrAMS).
EMS Assistance Grants will be awarded if, and only if, funded and authorized by the Illinois General Assembly.
Fiscal Year 2018 EMS Assistance Grant Application and instructions can be found at https://idphgrants.com/user/home.aspx
In accordance with the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) and Federal Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), grantee entities must complete pre-award requirements prior to receiving a Fiscal Year 2018 grant award from the State of Illinois. Visit https://www.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Grantee/Pages/default.aspx for instructions. EMS Assistance grantees need only complete steps 1 and 2 if they have not done so in the past.
Deadline for submission of applications through EGrAMS is by close of business Monday, April 10, 2017.
As in past years, due to the limited amount of grant funds available, we will not consider applications for new vehicles, vehicle re-chassis, building projects or grant requests over $5000.00.
Please address questions to Paula Atteberry at Paula.Atteberry@illinois.gov or 217-785-2083.
Heartsaver AED Fund Grant for FY 2018
At this time, the Heartsaver AED Fund Grant is not available for Fiscal Year 2018.