National EMS Week is May 19-25, 2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.
This year's theme is "EMS Strong: Beyond the Call"
EMS Week Certificates
- Emergency Medical Responder (formerly known as First Responder or FR Defibrillator)
- Emergency Medical Technician (formerly known as Basic)
- Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate, Advanced
- Paramedic (formerly known as EMT-P)
- Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse
- Emergency Medical Dispatcher
- Emergency Communications Registered Nurse
- Lead Instructor
- Trauma Nurse Specialist
The deadline for name submission to IDPH is Friday, April 19, 2019. Please use the form “2019 EMS Week Years of Service Certificate Table” for submission. Prior to submission, 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. Please pay close attention to the instructions when filling out the form. Information that must be included is who the form is submitted by, system number, telephone number, and e-mail address. Forms will only be accepted in electronic Word format on the prescribed form (no PDFs). No other means of submission will be accepted. Please e-mail completed forms to Julie Havens at Julie.Havens@illinois.gov.
EMS Week Awards
The 2019 EMS planning guide is available to order on the American College of Emergency Physicians website: Planning Guide
Emergency Medical Services Assistance Fund Grant FY 2020
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) provides the opportunity to distribute funds to Illinois EMS Agencies who can demonstrate the need for resources. The grant program will 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 participant that provides EMS service within the State of Illinois may apply for funds through the Department's Electronic Grant Administration and Management System (EGrAMS).
FY 2020 Grant Application can be found at idphgrants.com
EMS Assistance Grants will be awarded if, and only if, funded and authorized by the Illinois General Assembly.
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 2020 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 to do 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, July 29, 2019.
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 Julie Havens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-785-9220.
The Heartsaver AED Fund Grant for FY 2020
At this time, the Heartsaver AED Fund Grant is not available for Fiscal Year 2020.