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CPR Expiration Dates for PA EMS Certification

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The Bureau of EMS has released a new information bulletin whereby they have announced that approved CPR course expiration dates on or after January 1, 2020 will be considered current through December 31, 2020.  Please note that this only applies to the requirement for your PA EMS certification – the Bureau can not extend expiration […]

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Certification Extensions

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Due to the current COVID-19 shutdowns, all Pennsylvania EMS certification that were to expire on April 1, 2020 have been extended until 7/1/2020.  The PA EMS registry system is currently showing this extension.  PLEASE NOTE: 1) New cards will not be issued for this extension period, please use your current EMS certification card throughout this […]

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Exceptions to the Lapse of Registration Process

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The PA Department of Health, Bureau of EMS in an effort to help increase the EMS provider pool within the Commonwealth has modified the re-entry process for EMS providers who failed to maintain their certification.  This process is applicable to individuals who’s certification has lapsed on or after 2/1/2010.  Please click appropriately for the policy […]

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Drowning/Near Drowning Reporting

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The Bureau of EMS has just released new information concerning EMS agency reporting of Drowning/Near Drowning situations for which they are dispatched.  This information supersedes EMSIB 2017-07.  The new EMS Information Bulletin can be accessed by clicking the link below: EMS Information Bulletin 2019-01