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Emergency Medical Services

Program Manager

Kelly Kapri 
Phone: 503 986-3293 
Fax: 503 986-3143 

ODOT- Transportation Safety Division - MS 3
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142

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Program Introduction

Action 109 - Transportation Safety Action Plan - Priority 1
Develop Strategies to Ensure the Recruitment and Retention of EMS Volunteers

Work to place a state focus on volunteer creation and development. Develop strategies to assure the recruitment and retention of EMS and fire volunteers. Work to assure that the EMS education standards are attainable to volunteers in terms of time, costs and resource demands. Develop easy, effective entry points for EMS and fire volunteers. Work with affected agencies and local governments to identify existing and emerging barriers to volunteer participation in the EMS and fire systems.

Action 106 - Work With Partner Agencies to Position Oregon's EMS System as World-Class and Affordable for the Average Oregonian

Work with partner EMS agencies, providers, committees, volunteers and concerned citizens to position Oregon’s EMS system as world class. Raise awareness of the life-saving importance of EMS personnel and equipment to encourage statewide support and involvement. Increase emphasis on the need for well-trained personnel and equipment in rural and volunteer agencies. Create and fund affordable, local and accessible EMS training statewide for pre-hospital and hospital personnel responding to motor vehicle crashes, to aid in reaching and sustaining this goal. Continue work towards meeting and exceeding national standards.

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Oregon EMS Workforce Data

In Oregon, as of September 2014, EMS Workforce:

Emergency Medical Responders – 1,596
Emergency Medical Technicians – 5,366
Advanced/Emergency Medical Technician - 60
Emergency Medical Technicians – Intermediate - 918
Paramedic – 3,617

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Conferences and Events

2017 EMS Conference / September 22 - 24, 2017 / Bend Riverhouse Hotel

EMS at the Capitol
EMS at the Capitol 2010 Event Photos pdf 

EMS at the Capitol 2011 Event - Inside ODOT Article   

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EMS For Children (EMS-C)

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Oregon Health Authority, EMS & Trauma

"Recruit and maintain a sufficient number of well educated, adequately prepared, and appropriately credentialed EMS workers who are valued, well compensated, healthy, and safe."
EMS Workforce Planning and Development, NHTSA

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