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.

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS NUMBER: 732-703-6367

For routine business questions, please call 609-633-7777 or send an email to ems@doh.nj.gov

 

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ONLY New Jersey residents may receive testing at the FEMA testing sites during the below times and locations:

 

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY – 8AM TO 4PM

(Saturday is for Healthcare Workers and First Responders prioritized)

PNC Bank Arts Center, 116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, NJ, 07733

 

TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY – 8AM TO 4PM

Bergen County Community College, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus Campus, Lots B&C, Paramus, NJ. 07652

 

If you have general questions or concerns, please call or text questions to 211 or the NJ Poison Control Center via the below:

 

General COVID 19 Questions: 211 (24/7)

Medical COVID 19 Questions: 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)

Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

 

We apologize for the confusion and any inconvenience this may have caused.

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]

Statewide Meeting Schedule

Below is a list of the Statewide Constituent Group Meetings.  For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office at 609-633-7777.

3rd Quarter Meetings will be held virtually

  • EMTTF Wednesday September 2, 2020 10:00 AM
  • EMS Council Wednesday September 9, 2020 10:00 AM

To attend a meeting please contact OEMS at (609) 633-7777 or ems@doh.nj.gov for additional information.

February 2020

  • TBD - EMS For Children - Conference Call
  • February 26, 2020 - NJ Specialty Care Transport Unit Committee

March 2020

  • TBD - NJ Basic Life Support (BLS) Sub-Committee
  • March 4, 2020 - NJ EMT Training Fund Committee
  • March 9, 2020- NJ Mobile Intensive Care Advisory Committee
  • March 11, 2020 - NJ EMS Council
  • TBD - NJ EMS County Coordinators

May 2020

  • TBD - EMS For Children - Conference Call
  • May 27, 2020 - NJ Specialty Care Transport Unit Committee

June 2020

  • TBD - NJ Basic Life Support (BLS) Sub-Committee
  • CANCELLED - NJ EMT Training Fund Committee
  • CANCELLED- NJ Mobile Intensive Care Advisory Committee
  • CANCELLED - NJ EMS Council
  • TBD - NJ EMS County Coordinators

August 2020

  • August 26, 2020 - NJ Specialty Care Transport Unit Committee

September 2020

  • TBD - NJ Basic Life Support (BLS) Sub-Committee
  • September 2, 2020 - NJ EMT Training Fund Committee
  • September 14, 2019- NJ Mobile Intensive Care Advisory Committee
  • September 9, 2019 - NJ EMS Council

The meeting will be conducted virtually, the following login information is below:

EMS Council Meeting
Wed, Sep 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/978188933

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 978-188-933

  • TBD - NJ EMS County Coordinators
  • TBD - EMS for Children - Conference Call

October 2020

  • TBD - NJ EMS County Coordinators

November 2020

  • November 25, 2020 - NJ Specialty Care Transport Unit Committee
  • TBD - EMS for Children - Conference Call
  • TBD - NJ EMS County Coordinators

December 2020

  • TBD - NJ Basic Life Support (BLS) Sub-Committee
  • December 2, 2020 - NJ EMT Training Fund Committee
  • December 14, 2019 - NJ Mobile Intensive Care Advisory Committee
  • December 9, 2019 - NJ EMS Council
  • TBD - NJ EMS County Coordinators

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
[500-599] John Fitch Way
Market and Warren Streets
Trenton, NJ 08611

OEMS Telephone Number: 609-633-7777                 OEMS Email: ems@doh.nj.gov
OEMS FAX Number: 609-633-7954

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS NUMBER: 732-703-6367

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Last Reviewed: 10/13/2020