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The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is finalizing evidence evaluations for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) in preparation for the Consensus on Science Conference in Dallas, Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 2015. ILCOR's Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) is scheduled for online publication on Oct. 15, 2015. ILCOR's member councils, including the American Heart Association, will publish CPR and ECC guidelines in parallel, based in part on the CoSTR science review.

Click here for the questions and reviews open for public comment. The closing date for most comments is February 28.
Public Hearing Notice: 4765-1-04 (Military provisions related to EMS applications) pertaining to processes that prioritize and expedite veterans' applications for licensing.
2014-2015 Grant Award List  |  Important reminder about 2014-15 EMS Grant cycle
Fire training and education rules effective April 7, 2014
A practical skills exam is required to be eligible for Firefighter I or II certification. Practical skills can only be evaluated by trained evaluators. Click here for frequently asked questions. For more information, e-mail Doug Orahood or call (614) 752-3960.

Practical Skills Evaluator Training Course   Manual  |  PowerPoint  |  PDF
Practical Skills Evaluator Training webcast – April 30, 2014
Ebola Virus Information
Information from the Ohio Department of Health  |  ODH Ebola fact sheet
Ebola Preparedness for Ohio EMS   |  First Responder Notification Requirements

Ambulette Door Clearance Requirements for All Non-Emergency Medical
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