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Emergency Medical Services

All fire departments and medical transportation services are required by state law to have a physician medical director. UC Department of Emergency Medicine's Division of EMS provides this service to over 30 departments in the region including Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Clermont counties.

Bringing quality health care to the community through:

  • Medical Direction for over 30 Fire Departments in Southwest Ohio, covering a population over 650,000
  • One of the first nationally accredited EMS Fellowship Programs in the country
  • Providing over 14,000 hours of EMS Continuing Education hours to the EMS/Fire Community
  • Providing the Physician First Responder Training course to first year Medical Students
  • Leadership in regional disaster responses
  • International response to catastrophes and medical support to specialty service units in the region such as SWAT, Urban Search & Rescue, Mass Gathering Events, and Ohio Task Force One.

The EMS Division also boasts specialized services including Special Operations; Tactical EMS; Dignitary Protection; Emergency Management; Mass Gathering and Mass Casualty Care; and Urban Search and Rescue.

"What's Happening"...

Rescued From The Rubble
When Travis Miller was injured in a 14-story building collapse, his odds of survival were almost zero. But because he was airlifted to UC Medical Center, he received access to a world of multispecialty, advanced trauma care that not only saved his life but positioned him to thrive.
Division of EMS - Mission Statement:

The primary mission of the EMS Division is tripartite, but exclusively focused on support of the communities in the Cincinnati region.  The three missions, represented by the three stars in the division patch are:

  • Support research that advances the fund of knowledge utilized by EMS;
  • Provision of education to and about Emergency Medical Services;
  • Provide prehospital medical direction and support to the region.
Division of EMS - Vision:

Prompt exceptional prehospital care through research, education & medical direction.

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Department of
Emergency Medicine

Medical Sciences Building Room 1654
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670769
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0769

Mail Location: 0769
Phone: 513-558-5281