The Seven Mountains EMS Council is an independent non-profit -501(c)(3) – organization, contracted with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, to coordinate the Emergency  Medical Services (EMS) programs within a nine county area of Central Pennsylvania. The region encompasses the counties of Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union. 


Seven Mountains acts as the liason between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the regional EMS Providers on issues such as training, ambulance licensure, receiving facility accreditation, medical command authorization, treatment and transfer protocols, mass casualty preparation and coordination, quality improvement, public education and information, data collection, and complaint investigation. Council carries out these day-to-day activities with a staff of 5 – Executive Director, Office Manager, EMS Education Coordinator, EMS Licensure Coordinator, and EMS Program Specialist.


Current Officers of the Board are:

President: Gerard Banfill
Vice President: S. Scott Rhoat
Secretary/Treasurer: Joy Byler
2018 Board of Directors Meeting Dates:

All Board meetings start at noon except for the October meeting which is in the evening directly following the Council Meeting

  • January 18, 2018 – Union County Government Center
  • April 19, 2018 – Council Office – Bellefonte
  • June 21, 2018 – Union County Government Center
  • August 16, 2018 – Council Office – Bellefonte
  • October 18, 2018 – TBA

The date of the 2018 Council Meeting is Thursday October 18, 2018 at 6:30pm. Location TBA.

The Regional Medical Director, who advises council on all medical issues, is Dr. Randi J. McLeod, MD


Notice to all providers:   KNOW  YOUR EXPIRATION DATE!

EMS Certification Reminder
Pa. Dept. of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services EMS Certifications expire quarterly at Midnight on: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.
Your current ConEd record can be viewed online at:  https://ems.health.state.pa.us/emsportal
If you have concerns or questions, please contact your Regional EMS Council.