Coronavirus (COVID-19) EMS Resource Page

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

Maine EMS is preparing for the potential spread in Maine of the respiratory illness called COVID-19, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. We urge Maine people to practice good hand hygiene, 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, submit a sample for testing.

COVID-19 Protocols +

Operational Resources +

Maine EMS, MDPB, and EMD COVID-19 Update Online Meetings +

(visit our calendar on the homepage to download the meeting to your calendar)

Equipment Resources During COVID Pandemic +

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 (4/3/2020) (PDF)

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)

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

Licensing & Training Resources Related to COVID Pandemic +

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 and EMD personnel, as well as EMS services in Maine.  All EMD centers expire biannually in November, so are currently not affected.  Email notifications have been sent directly to every EMS & EMD provider and EMS services whose license expires in March, April or May and is affected by this waiver (the email was sent to the email address as listed in their license record.  This can be updated by following these instructions). 

Please note that providers and services do not need to do anything for this extension to occur - we are automatically extending all expiration dates for licenses due to expire in March, April or May.  If you have the ability and the requisite CEHs to renew your license, please submit normally and we will review and renew as per normal.

Any questions can be sent to maine.ems@maine.gov

Copies of the notifications are:

EMS PSE and Clinical checklist during COVID (July 1, 2020) (PDF)

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

EMS clinical checklist during COVID (July 1, 2020) (PDF) 

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