Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS)

The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) certifies more than 26,000 Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs) and 1,700 Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics (MICP's) as well as licensing mobility assistance vehicles, ambulances, mobile intensive care units, specialty care transport units and air medical units totaling more than 4,500 vehicles.

Created in 1967, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) was the first office of its kind in the United States. OEMS is part of the department's division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories, & Emergency Preparedness.

For routine business questions, please call 609-633-7777 or send an email to

For licensed services needing to report a regulatory issue after hours, please utilize the number listed on the licensing platform

Security Alerts

  • All OEMS staff carry State of New Jersey picture identification cards. If you or your service are questioned or stopped by someone claiming to be an OEMS employee and you do not know that person, ask to see his/her state-issued ID card. If you have any further questions after seeing the ID card, please call OEMS for confirmation of the person's identity.

  • Visitors to OEMS: All visitors MUST have a scheduled appointment with OEMS staff. No walk-ins will be permitted. Visitors must have a valid government photo ID with them to present to security upon entering the building. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Be Alert for Individuals Seeking Information About Emergency Response Agencies
    Specific information Available here [pdf 83k]

Contact EMS

Mailing Address:
NJ Department of Health
Office of Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
OEMS Physical Address: (for UPS, FedEx, Visitors)
NJ Department of Health
Office of EMS
55 N. Willow St.
Trenton, NJ 08625

OEMS Telephone Number: 609-633-7777                 OEMS Email:
OEMS FAX Number: 609-984-5647

Directions to OEMS

Send Comments / Request Information


COVID-19 Information


Waiver Update EO-281 (1/11/22)

Waiver Update EO-281-Appendix 

All crew member requirement waivers have been superseded by statute P.L. 2021, c.477

If an agency is implementing any of the following waivers, please notify the Department by clicking HERE and completing the attached survey.

**As of July 15, 2022, all below waivers remain active pursuant to EO-281**


NJ Emergency Department Status

Emergency Medical Services Payments

New Jersey Public EMS Meetings

New Jersey EMT Training Fund

September 7, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mercer County Fire Academy
350 Lawrence Station Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Mobile Intensive Care Advisory Council

September 12, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Middlesex County Fire Academy
1001 Fire Academy Dr.
Sayreville, NJ 08872

New Jersey EMS Advisory Council

September 14, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Middlesex County Fire Academy
1001 Fire Academy Dr.
Sayreville, NJ 08872

New Jersey EMS Meeting Minutes 

National Conference on EMS

Update: July 15, 2022

Registration will be open by the end of August

Award Nominations - Please click the below link for nomination submissions

Last Reviewed: 7/15/2022