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The Emergency Medical Systems Bureau (EMSB) is designated as the lead agency for the emergency medical services system, including injury prevention, and establishes and maintains programs for regional planning and development, improvement, expansion and direction of emergency medical services throughout the state. The EMSB accomplishes these goals through the provision, design, development and implementation of various programs and initiatives.

These initiatives include the Administration of EMS Fund Act, EMS Communication Systems, Certification of Ambulance Services, Certification of EMS Programs, Statewide collection of data with the New Mexico EMS Tracking & Reporting System (NMEMSTARS), Adoption of Rules for EMS, Approval of EMS Continuing Education & Training Programs, Licensing of EMS personnel, Authorization for Providers to honor Advance Directives such as Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST), Operation of Critical Incident Stress Management program, establishment of statewide Trauma Care system, and adoption of EMS Stroke/STEMI (STEMI) program.

EMS Licensing Committee - 08/09/2022

Important Notices

EMS COVID-2019 Preparedness and Guidance

Emergency Medical Systems Bureau Committee and Commission Meeting List:

  • Statewide EMS Advisory: For more information, contact Solange Pihut
    • July 27th, 1:30 p.m.; Location TBA (EMS Region 1)
    • November 9th, 1:30 p.m.; Location TBA (EMS Region 2)
  • Medical Direction Committee: For more information, contact Solange Pihut
    • July 8, 09:30 a.m.; Town of Bernalillo, 301 Piedra Lisa St; Bernalillo, NM 87004
    • September 9th, 09:30 a.m.; Location TBA
    • December 9th, 09:30 a.m.; Location TBA
  • Licensing Commission Meeting: For more information, contact Solange Pihut
    • August 9th, 10:00 a.m.; Location TBA
    • November 8th, 10:00 a.m.; Location TBA
  • Joint Organization on Education (JOE) Committee meeting: For more information, contact Peggy Ann Griego
    • September 9th, 1:00 p.m.; Location TBA
    • December 9th, 1:00 p.m.; Location TBA
  • Air Ambulance Advisory: For more information, contact Solange Pihut
    • July 7th, 1300; Online
    • September 8th, 1:00 p.m.; Location TBA
    • December 8th, 1:00 p.m. Location TBA
  • Trauma Advisory and System Stakeholder Committee: For more information, contact Liana Lujan
    • August 17, 2022; 1:00 p.m.; Location TBA
    • November 16th, 1:00 p.m.; Location TBA
  • Trauma System Fund Authority: For more information, contact Liana Lujan
    • August 3rd, 1:00 p.m.; Location TBA
    • November 2nd, 1:00 p.m. Location TBA
  • EMS For Children: For more information, contact Katherine Schafer
    • July 20th, 11:00 a.m.; Location TBA
    • November 9th, 11:00 a.m.; Location TBA
  • CDC Preventive Block Grant Advisory: For more information, contact Haemi Rogers
    • October 20th, 1:00 p.m.; Location TBA

EMS Fund Act FY 2022 Special Project Applications and Guidelines

Please remember to contact your Regional office before submitting your applications. The EMS Fund Act FY 2022 Special Projects document, applications, and guides are revised as of July 2019

Please visit the Fund Act page for more information.

FY 22 EMS Fund Act & Annual Reports Available

The new local funding program and annual service report forms are now available. Visit our Fund Act page and read these applications carefully, as there may be changes.

Background Checks Required

Background checks are now required on every initial licensure. Background checks for renewal of licensure will be completed on every other license renewal period (every 4 years). Due to the volume of background checks to be processed, fingerprint backgrounds are required. Visit the Background Screening section of our licensing page to learn more.

Automatic External Defibrillators

New Mexico State Police have now equipped their patrol units with Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). This is an integral part of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) mission assisting in the early recognition and treatment of cardiac emergencies.

Often times State Police are first on the scene of a medical emergency incident before fire and rescue or EMS, with the addition of AEDs to their units, the chances of individuals surviving sudden cardiac events is greatly increased.

The EMSB recognizes the DPS for their role in first response and the cardiac arrest chain of survival. Visit our Targeted Cardiac Response page to learn more about AED regulations and AED program registration.

Essential Information


EMT License Plate

Special license plates for emergency medical technicians that has the New Mexico emergency medical services logo on the left.

If you possess a current Emergency Medical Service (EMS) certificate, you can apply to don this special license plate on your vehicle. Beyond the customary registration fee, there is an extra fee to obtain these special EMT plates. Fill out the EMS License Plate Order Form to get your special plates today!