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Announcements

The Mass Department of Public Health’s eLicensing software, which is used to issue, renew and manage EMT’s certifications is undergoing scheduled system upgrades from Friday December 28th, 2018 at 2pm until Monday January 7th, 2019 at 10am. The upgrade expands the capacities of the system to accept MCSR applications from licensed healthcare providers. While the MCSR upgrades will not affect EMTs or ambulance services, several of the ancillary system improvements will be appreciated by OEMS.

During the upgrade time, EMTs will not be able to submit initial or recertification applications, and certifications will not be issued. All paper applications received during that period will be processed once the upgrade is complete.

The Verification system will remain operational during the system upgrades. EMTs, ambulance services and stakeholders will continue to have access to the “Check A License” system at https://checkalicense.hhs.state.ma.us/MyLicenseVerification/. In accordance with 105 CMR 170.285 (C) and (D), EMTs may continue to use electronic certification verification in lieu of carrying a paper card when staffing an ambulance. The verification system’s data will be frozen on December 28th, and will return to reflecting updated information on January 7th.

Please contact the eLicensing Help Desk at 617-973-0935 or OEMS’ recertification department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

October 1, 2018

DECEMBER 28, 2018- jANUARY 7, 2019

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

MARCH 31, 2019

APRIL 30, 2019

Training profile & state application open for online payment & submission.

eLicensing website (“Step B”) will be unavailable for scheduled system upgrade. You may still complete “Step A” during this time. 

Recommended date to complete & submit all steps in order to receive your new card by 04/01/19.

Last day to complete continuing education. Last day to submit renewal application without penalty. After midnight, if not recertified, you cannot staff an ambulance!

Last day to have all renewal steps complete.

$50 late fee will apply after April 1, 2019.

CMEMSC would like to extend a heart felt thank you to Dr. Marc Restuccia for all his years of service as the Region 2 Medical Director!

NemethCentral Mass EMS is pleased to announce that Dr. Ira Nemeth has accepted the position of Region II Medical Director. Dr. Nemeth is a board-certified EMS physician and an active part of the EMS and Disaster Division at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He serves as the medical director or associate director for several busy Region II EMS agencies. Formerly he was the Medical Director of Preparedness with the Dallas County Health and Human Services and was the co-director of the section of EMS and Disaster Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Nemeth lends his expertise to many local, state and national committees and will be an enormous asset to the Region.

Beginning January 1, 2019, AHA requires feedback devices on all adult CPR manikins. There are many options out there. If you need assistance finding the right manikins for your needs feel free to tcall the office: 508-854-0111. CMEMSC also has new manikins for rent.

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If you know an EMS provider that outshines the rest, whether on a single challenging call or on a daily basis, why not nominate them for an EMS award. Presentations are made at the CMEMSC Annual Meeting in May. Here is the form and the categories are below. 

Citizen/Bystander                    

EMS Communications Specialist

First Responder                               

EMS Nurse

EMT                                                 

Advanced EMT                              

Paramedic      

EMS Educator

Paul J. Gramling EMS Physician                                  

James DiAntonio EMS Public Educator/Program

EMS Service/Organization          

Special Service Award

Starting August 20th the Stroke Direct to CT Pilot will officially begin at St Vincent Hospital. The goals of this pilot include reducing the door-to-CT time, decreasing time to TPA administration and improving patient outcomes. Click here for the expected patient flow chart. 

Please read the Clinical Advisory issued June 22, 2018 for important information on the increase of opioid-related overdose deaths that have also been positive for cocaine.

Do you have a 2018.1 protocol book and are wondering what to do about the 2018.2 update that just came out? We can help. A sheet of labels is available for $1 that will provide all the updates for the entire book. Call the office for more info.

The latest addition of the Massachusetts Statewide Treatment Protocols have been released by OEMS. Click here to go to the state site for STP 2018.1 and a summary of the changes. 

Training Officers can find materials to teach the new protocols in the TO Portal.