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.

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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

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 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)

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)
  3. ITLS
  4. IAED
  5. NREMT waives distributive ("online") education limits for 2021
    Direct Link to the NREMT info