Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS)

Emergency Medical Services certifies more than 26,000 Emergency Medical Technician-Basics (EMT-B's) and 1,700 Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics (EMT-P's) as well as licensing mobility assistance vehicles, ambulances, mobile intensive care units, specialty care transport units and air medical units totaling more than 4,500 vehicles.

Created in 1967, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) was the first office of its kind in the United States. OEMS is part of the department's division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories, & Emergency Preparedness.

Security Alerts

  • All OEMS staff carry State of New Jersey picture identification cards. If you or your service are questioned or stopped by someone claiming to be an OEMS employee and you do not know that person, ask to see his/her state-issued ID card. If you have any further questions after seeing the ID card, please call OEMS for confirmation of the person's identity.

  • Visitors to OEMS: All visitors MUST have a scheduled appointment with OEMS staff. No walk-ins will be permitted. Visitors must have a valid government photo ID with them to present to security upon entering the building. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Be Alert for Individuals Seeking Information About Emergency Response Agencies
    Specific information Available here [pdf 83k]

Contact EMS

Mailing Address:
NJ Department of Health
Office of Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
OEMS Physical Address: (for UPS, FedEx, Visitors)
NJ Department of Health
Office of EMS
[500-599] John Fitch Way
Market and Warren Streets
Trenton, NJ 08611
OEMS Telephone Number: 609-633-7777
OEMS FAX Number: 609-633-7954

Directions to OEMS

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Last Reviewed: 6/16/2016