Emergency Medical Services

Contact Information


Indiana Department of Homeland Security
EMS Certifications, E239, IGC-S
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739

Monday-Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
except state observed holidays
317-232-2222 - E-Mail
Fax: (317) 233-0497


About EMS

Emergency Medical Services, more commonly known as EMS, is a system that provides emergency medical care to Hoosiers more 2,000 times per day. Once it is activated by an incident that causes serious illness or injury, the focus of EMS is emergency medical care of the patient(s). EMS is most easily recognized when emergency vehicles or helicopters are seen responding to emergency incidents. But EMS is much more than a ride to the hospital. It is a system of coordinated response and emergency medical care, involving multiple people and agencies. Our Indiana EMS system is ready every day for every kind of emergency. With more than 800 provider agencies, operating more than 2,000 emergency ambulances, by more than 24,000 Emergency Medical Personnel, EMS is the frontline of our healthcare system safety net and stands proudly at the intersection of healthcare, public health, and public safety.




Important Information

  • EMS Trauma Transportation Rule and Destination Guide
    Click here to find information about the field triage and transportation rule, information on protocols, and rule implementation. Find a list of all ACS Accredited Trauma Facilities, both in Indiana and in surrounding states, to transport your trauma patients.
  • POST/Advance Directives
    ‌Find guidance on the POST/Advance directives curriculum, the requirements for all EMS personnel, and Indiana laws. Links to the exam, support documents, and other advance directive information.
  • EMS Exposure Requirements
    ‌Click here to find the Post Exposure form that must be filled out for ALL EMS Exposures, as well as the governance of this requirement.