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2014-2015 Grant Award List
New Fire Rules
Fire training and education rules effective April 7, 2014, require passing a practical skills exam to be eligible for Firefighter I or II certification. Practical skills can only be evaluated by trained evaluators. E-mail Doug Orahood or call (614) 752-3960 for questions.

Practical Skills Evaluator Training Course Manual
Practical Skills Evaluator Training webcast – April 30, 2014
Practical Skills Evaluator Training   PowerPoint    PDF
Frequently Asked Questions
Division of EMS State Medical Director Releases Fact Sheet on Ebola Hemmorrhagic Fever to EMS Providers –The risk of Ebola spreading to the U.S. is small. Nevertheless, it is imperative that Ohio EMS, as first-line responders, must be cognizant of the facts.
Hocking County EMS employees recognized for response time, when it matters most
State Fire Marshal Honors Ohio Fire Service Award Winners
New York City Adopts RFID Tags to Track First Responders – Homeland Security Today
For the first time, Ohio will host the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)annual meeting, October 6-10, 2014, in Cleveland. NASEMSO is the lead national organization for EMS, a respected voice for national EMS policy with comprehensive concern and commitment for the development of effective, integrated, community-based, universal and consistent EMS systems. Visit the NASEMSO website for more information about the annual meeting.
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The Division of EMS is always seeking ways to improve our service. The EMS Suggestion Box is an invitation to share suggestions about how our processes and procedual matters may be improved.