Division of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma

The Division of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (DEMST) serves as North Dakota's lead emergency medical services (EMS) agency.

DEMST is responsible for:

Licensing ambulance services and quick response units.
Training, testing, certification and licensure of EMS personnel.
Coordinating the state trauma system.
Administering the EMS for children program.
Coordinating the State CISM Team.
Coordinating the State Stroke System of Care.
Coordinating The State Cardiac System of Care.


Happy EMS Week 2015: May 17 - 23, 2015!!

EMSC Day: May 20, 2015



2015 Rural EMS Assistance Documents Released 

Memo and Grant Application Mailed 3/18/2015


NREMT Authorization to Test (ATT) policy effective as of 1/1/2015.

See Instructor Resources Page.


2014-2015 Rural EMS Assistance Fund Grant Awards

Click to view.


Current North Dakota Ebola Information Available at:

The North Dakota Department of Health Website


Frequently monitor the CDC's Ebola website for up-to-date information.

Detailed EMS Checklist for Ebola Preparedness


~ The above document highlights key areas for EMS personnel to review in preparation for encountering and providing medical care to a person with Ebola.





For more education opportunities (including NCCR hours) see the EMS Continuing Education / Training Opportunities Page



Input Needed for Cardiac Arrest Treatment Portal   

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, North and South Dakota have been working with Ralph Renger, Ph.D. with the University of North Dakota as our evaluation leader for the LUCAS project.  Ralph and his team have interviewed several Subject Matter Experts (SME's) from dispatchers, BLS providers, ALS providers, critical access hospitals, and tertiary hospitals in an effort to see a full and detailed picture of how you care for the cardiac arrest patient.  Through this course, process flow maps showing each step along the way have been developed.

Our evaluators are now asking FOR YOUR FEEDBACK.  We are asking for 5-10 minutes to review the process flow maps specific to your role in caring for a cardiac arrest patient and provide commentary on accuracy or modifications you may feel are necessary.  Feedback can be provided by utilizing the IT portal or submitted on paper. 

To access the map, please visit the website below and indicate the method of response you prefer.  Your comments will help enhance the evaluation process moving forward.  Currently only the ALS provider and Critical Access Hospital portal is available...however continue to check back often.  YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED!!


Thank you!
Makenzie McPherson, MPH
UND Center for Rural Health 


Lucas Mechanical CPR Device Grant Opportunity

Click here to see information that has been mailed to all ambulances in ND.

Click here for training information located on the NDEMSA website.



Squad Leader's Guide to Big Picture

How to Use Big Picture


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Attention Instructors!!

With the ongoing transition, please make sure you are using the correct forms and checking the correct courses on those forms to be sure you get the correct paperwork.

**Contact the DEMST office with any questions**

Level National Standard Curriculum Ends Transition Must Be Completed
First Responder December 31, 2011 September 30, 2016
EMT-Basic December 31, 2011 March 31, 2016
Intermediate/85 March 31, 2011 March 31, 2017
Intermediate/99* December 31, 2013 March 31, 2019
EMT-Paramedic January 1, 2013 March 31, 2017


***** Instructor Resources *****





Any individual who encounters or recognizes a situation in which an EMS safety event occurred, or could have occurred, is strongly encouraged to submit a report by completing the appropriate  E.V.E.N.T. Notification Tool. The confidentiality and anonymity of this reporting tool is designed to encourage EMS practitioners to readily report EMS safety events without fear of repercussion.