Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS)

The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) certifies more than 26,000 Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs) and 1,700 Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics (MICP'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.

For routine business questions, please call 609-633-7777 or send an email to ems@doh.nj.gov

For licensed services needing to report a regulatory issue after hours, please utilize the number listed on the licensing platform

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
55 N. Willow St.
Trenton, NJ 08625

OEMS Telephone Number: 609-633-7777                 OEMS Email: ems@doh.nj.gov
OEMS FAX Number: 609-984-5647

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2024 BLS Non-Emergent Staffing Waiver (Revised)

Dear EMS Colleagues,

I trust this message finds you well. I would like to extend my warmest wishes to each of you and your teams, during this holiday season.

Below, you will find a crucial document that is being issued to all licensed BLS agencies providing temporary relief from the BLS staffing requirement outlined in N.J.A.C. 8:40-6.3 for non-emergent BLS transportation.

Please take a moment to review the attached document, which provides comprehensive details, provisions, and requirements for the utilization of this relief. We believe this measure will aid in facilitating smooth operations during these challenging times.

We appreciate your commitment to the EMS industry, especially during these demanding times. Your dedication does not go unnoticed, and we are grateful for the vital role you play in our healthcare system.

Wishing you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year. May the coming year bring prosperity, good health, and continued success.

Thank you for your unwavering dedication and service.

Best regards,

Candace Gardner
Director
Office of Emergency Medical Services

2024 BLS Non-Emergent Staffing Waiver (2nd Revision)

Submit all applications to OEMSAgencyLIC@doh.nj.gov 

Anti-Choking Device Position Statement

Dear EMS Provider/Stakeholder,

The New Jersey Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services has received multiple inquiries regarding anti-choking devices marketed for community use in case of a foreign body obstruction.  The Department has reviewed these devices and is issuing a position statement regarding their use in the pre-hospital setting and/or non-emergency medical transports.  Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at ems@doh.nj.gov.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Candace Gardner
Director
Office of Emergency Medical Services

***Position Statement***

Executive Directive No. 23-001

Dear EMS Provider/Stakeholder,

To serve as a first responder crewmember on a non-911 BLS ambulance under P.L. 2021, c.477, as amended by P.L. 2022, c.132, the first responder must have successfully completed a first responder training program and received a certification set forth in Executive Directive No. 23-001.

For purposes of implementing P.L. 2021, c.477, as amended by P.L. 2022, c.132, the Department of Health is recognizing the following first responder training programs and certifications:

  • The National Registry Emergency Medical Responder certification;
  • American Red Cross (ARC) Emergency Medical Responder training program and certification;
  • National Safety Council (NSC) Emergency Medical Responder training program and certification; and
  • American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Emergency Medical Responder training program and certification.

Please see the attached Executive Directive for further guidance regarding first responder crew requirements. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (609) 633-7777 or ems@doh.nj.gov.

Sincerely,

Candace Gardner
Director
NJ Office of EMS

Executive Directive No. 23-001 (Revised) - February 2, 2023

NJ Emergency Department Status

Emergency Medical Services Payments

New Jersey Public EMS Meetings

2024 Dates and Times

New Jersey EMT Training Fund 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:
Middlesex County Fire Academy
1001 Fire Academy Drive
Sayreville, NJ 08872

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Location TBD
Wednesday, September 4, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Location TBD
Wednesday, December 4, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Location TBD

Mobile Intensive Care Advisory Council
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, September 23, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, December 2, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OSHP)
Auditorium 
1200 Negron Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08691

EMS for Children
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Virtual)
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Virtual)
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Virtual)
Tuesday, December 17, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Virtual)

If interested in attending, please email emsc@doh.nj.gov 

New Jersey EMS Advisory Council
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OSHP)
Auditorium 
1200 Negron Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08691

New Jersey EMS Meeting Minutes

National Conference on EMS


http://nationalconferenceonems.com/

November 21-23, 2024

Preconference November 20, 2024

2024 Call for Speakers will open on or about March 1, 2024!

Last Reviewed: 2/22/2024