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The Office of EMS (OEMS) is responsible for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public by assuring that emergency medical services provided by ambulance services, emergency medical response agencies, training entities, and emergency medical services personnel meet or exceed established standards.

The OEMS investigates complaints and may exercise its authority to deny, place on probation, suspend, or revoke the licensure of an ambulance service, training entity, emergency medical response agency, and emergency medical services personnel when statutory or regulatory violation is substantiated.

EMS News and Events

  • EMS Newsletters: The electronic periodical for EMS providers.
  • Important Ebola Information: EMS specific guidelines regarding care and transport of suspected patients.
  • Notices and Events: Stay on top of upcoming meetings, training opportunities, general notices, and more.
  • Education and Testing: A one-stop shop for educational offerings provided by the OEMS and the six Alabama EMS regional offices.
  • Licensure: All forms required for individual and provider service licensure.

Air Ambulance Communication

As of January 1, 2013, the Very High Frequency (VHF) for communications between air ambulances and ground crews will move to 155.3475. This change was made due to the high volume of traffic on the previous frequency.  Additionally, the Alabama Forestry Commission has designated an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) 453.750 for those agencies with UHF radios to conduct Air Ambulance communications and landing zone coordination.

Last Updated: August 27, 2014 


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