Coronavirus (COVID-19) EMS Resource Page

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Where Can I Get A COVID Test in Maine?

COVID-19 Vaccines
If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccinations please visit the Governor's COVID-19 vaccination website. If you need to make changes to an existing appointment or have other specific questions, please contact the EMS agency with whom you scheduled your vaccination(s).

 
State of Maine Vaccine Sites

Maine EMS is working on behalf of the EMS providers and people of Maine by closely monitoring and working with the best available information about the dynamic evolution of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19).  We are working with partners at the Maine CDC, Federal CDC, Governor's Office, and a variety of healthcare experts.

We urge Maine people to practice good hand hygiene, wear a face covering, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you are sick. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider, who will determine whether you should be tested and, as appropriate, the next steps.


COVID-19 Protocols q

COVID Testing and Vaccine Resources q

Maine EMS, MDPB, and EMD COVID Update Meetings q

(visit our calendar on the homepage to see all meetings and Zoom access info)
  • EMS & EMD Services/Personnel
    Effective 3/3/22, this meeting is no longer being conducted.

  • EMD Centers & Personnel
    Effective 12/6/21, this meeting has been combined with the EMS monthly update (above)

Medical Direction & Practices Board
1st Monday of each month at 0800
Maine EMS Calendar
Zoom Web Link: https://mainestate.zoom.us/j/81559853848
Zoom Call In Number: 1-646-876-9923

Zoom Meeting ID: 815 5985 3848

Equipment Resources During COVID Pandemic q

PPE supply requests should be routed through local County Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs).  You can find your local EMA contact information by visiting the website here.

Memo regarding PPE Inventory Surveys (PDF) (6/16/2020)

Understanding the PPE Request Process (PDF) (4/9/2020)

Use of Structural Firefighting Gear and SCBA During A COVID-19 Response (PDF) (4/3/2020)

Guidance for Optimizing the Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for EMS Clinicians (3/27/2020)

Which Mask to Use? (PDF)

Donning and Doffing PPE video from NETC (Youtube Video)

Counterfeit KN95 Mask Warning (PDF) (4/19/2020)

Operational Bulletin Regarding Masks with Exhalation Valves (PDF) (8/21/2020)

Two-Way Radio decontamination guidelines (Contact radio manufacturer if questions or not listed)

  1. BK Radios
  2. Harris Radios #1 and Harris Radios #2
  3. Kenwood Radios
  4. Motorola Radios
  5. Tait Radios

Funding & Reimbursement Resources q

Licensing & Training Resources Related to COVID Pandemic q

By authority approved and delegated by the Maine Board of EMS, in accordance with emergency legislation passed by Governor Janet Mills, Maine EMS is waiving certain rules pertaining to re-licensure for both Maine licensed EMS and EMD personnel. This waiver is approved in support of maintaining an effective EMS system response capability.  Waivers have been enacted that apply to EMS personnel, as well as EMS services in Maine. 

18-month Extension

Maine EMS has added an 18-month extension to all current EMS provider licenses, effective May 20, 2022.
EMS Week and EMS license extension letter (PDF) (5/20/22)

Expired EMS License Waiver Process

On May 4, 2022, the Maine EMS Board approved a waiver request from the Maine EMS Labor Committee to allow EMS clinicians whose license has expired, or will expire, within the last two years to be able to relicense at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) levels for a period of two-years without demonstrating the required continuing education hours needed for traditional reinstatement. The individual must have all protocol update activities completed before delivering any patient care. This provisional license will be active for two years. The individual must meet all other requirements for license renewal at expiration to renew the license, which will then become a regular, versus “provisional” license.

Using this method, individuals licensed at the Paramedic or Advanced EMT level may relicense at the EMR or EMT level. It is important to note that Maine EMS feels strongly that continuing education is a critical underpinning of the quality of the Maine EMS system.

The criteria to take advantage of this reinstatement opportunity to obtain a two-year, provisional EMR or EMT license:

•          The license expired or will expire between May 4, 2020, and May 4, 2023, and

•          The individual meets all other requirements for license renewal, including, but not limited to, a Maine background check.

This waiver will expire on June 1, 2023.

Maine EMS Waiver For Expired Clinician Licenses (PDF) (5/25/22)

EMS PSE and Clinical checklist during COVID (PDF) (7/1/2020)

EMS Psychomotor Testing for EMR & EMT Information is found on the EMS Exam Resources Page

Certification Policies and Guidelines from other organizations

  1. American Heart Association (ACLS, PALS, CPR, PEARS)
  2. NAEMT (PHTLS,,AMLS, EPC, TCCC, and TECC)
  3. ITLS
  4. IAED
  5. NREMT waives distributive ("online") education limits for 2021
    Direct Link to the NREMT info