EAST ALABAMA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE, INC.

REGIONAL EMS AGENCY – FACT SHEET
 
 
WHAT IS A REGIONAL EMS AGENCY?
 
A Regional EMS Agency is an organization under contract to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and its division, the Office of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma (OEMS&T). The Agency is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing emergency medical services within a defined area.
 
WHAT IS OUR REGIONAL EMS AGENCY’S PURPOSE?
 
East Alabama Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (EAEMS) serves as a resource agency to all EMS providers and related organizations within our defined area to facilitate EMS activities, and to reduce preventable mortality and morbidity caused by trauma, cardiovascular, and other emergency medical conditions.
 
WHAT IS OUR DEFINED AREA?
 
East Alabama EMS serves the following ten (10) counties:
  
            Calhoun      Chambers    Cherokee      Clay               Cleburne          
   
            Coosa          Etowah          Randolph     Talladega     Tallapoosa
 
WHO DO WE SERVE IN OUR AREA?
 
East Alabama EMS serves such organizations, agencies, and institutions as:
Ambulance Services                  Rescue Squads          Fire Departments
Industries                                     Hospitals                      Aero- medical Services
Educational Institutions           
 
HOW MANY ORGANIZATIONS DO WE SERVE IN OUR REGION?
 
        260 EMS Organizations
        48   ALS (Advanced Life Support) Licensed Organizations
        2     BLS (Basic Life Support) Licensed Organizations
        34   Services which provide ALS / Transport
       16   Services which provide ALS / Non-Transport
        2    Services which provide BLS / Transport
       134  Services which provide BLS / Non-Transport
        3     Industries which provide on-site Emergency Response Teams (licensed by
               ADPH & EMS division)
        2     Aeromedical Services ( Stationed in Region 2)
        1     National Park Service (Licensed by ADPH)
        14   Hospitals which provide On-Line Medical Direction
        3     Colleges which provide Basic, Intermediate, & Paramedic Educational
               Programs
 
 
 
 
WHAT SERVICES DOES EAEMS PROVIDE IN OUR REGION?
 
East Alabama EMS provides a variety of direct and indirect services to agencies,
Organizations, and institutions within our region. The Agency and/or staff provide:
 
Ø Technical support, upon request, on matters relating to day-to –day operational Emergency Medical Services;
Ø Advice and consultation on subjects relating to all aspects of the major components of the effective EMS system;
Ø The necessary support to prepare and maintain a comprehensive strategic plan for all Emergency Medical Services;
Ø Liaisons support between the EMT’s and EMS organizations, and the ADPH/OEMS & T division.
Ø Staff support to effectively plan and implement all State EMS Rules and programs;
Ø Off-line Medical Direction to ensure effective and quality patient care through the development and implementation of a Continuous Quality Improvement Plan;
Ø A Regional Medical Direction and Accountability Plan which provides the common practice for all emergency medical response within the region;
Ø Equipment grants to EMS organizations which meet the eligibility requirements in accordance with the Regional EMS Strategic Plan and Administrative Policies;
Ø Education partnerships to plan, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive calendar of primary and continuing education offerings.
 
If you have questions or would like information concerning our Regional EMS Agency’s operations, please do not hesitate to contact us at 205.763.8400.