Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The Division of Emergency Medical Services ensures that residents of and visitors to Montgomery County have prompt and unimpeded access to basic and advanced life support medical care.

The Division has numerous programs and initiatives, including:

Training and Certification

The Division provides training and administers certification examinations for Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, and other emergency responders and coordinates state licensure for all ambulance services in Montgomery County.


The Division coordinates state licensure for Quick Response Services (QRS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Intermediate Advanced Life Support (IALS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and Air (Helicopter) ambulance services in Montgomery County. The Division conducts inspections to ensure that ambulances carry the necessary equipment, that personnel are properly trained and certified, and that the agency has appropriate policies and procedures in place.