EMSA News

OKC, Tulsa City Councils Approve EMSA BLS 9-1-1 Plan

OKC, Tulsa City Councils Approve EMSA BLS 9-1-1 Plan

November 23, 2021 – Today, the Oklahoma City Council unanimously voted to approve EMSA’s plan to initiate Basic Life Support (BLS) tiered 9-1-1 ambulance service. Tulsa’s City Council approved the plan two weeks ago. Adding 9-1-1 BLS ambulances, which are staffed by...

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EMSA’s Eastern Division Welcomes Charlie to the Team

EMSA’s Eastern Division Welcomes Charlie to the Team

November 18, 2021 - EMSA's Eastern Division has officially welcomed its newest member to the team - Charlie. Charlie is a 6-month-old Aussiedoodle and serves EMSA team members by offering love and companionship after a stressful shift, difficult call, or other...

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EMSA Tests Virtual Reality Training for Academy Recruits

EMSA Tests Virtual Reality Training for Academy Recruits

OKLAHOMA CITY, January 27, 2021 – This month, EMSA has begun to test new virtual reality equipment that allows EMSA academy recruits the opportunity to experience a trauma scene without leaving their academy classroom. The goal of this VR training is to improve EMSA...

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EMSA Completes Operational Contractor Transition

EMSA Completes Operational Contractor Transition

OKLAHOMA CITY, December 1, 2020 -- The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) today completed its transition of providing and managing in-field and dispatch services from American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR) to the Authority. The transition follows the decision...

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EMSA Board Votes to Terminate Contract with AMR

EMSA Board Votes to Terminate Contract with AMR

October 28, 2020 -- The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) Board of Trustees voted today to terminate the contract with American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR) effective Nov. 30, 2020, as a result of multiple contractual defaults by AMR. The Board also approved...

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City of OKC EMSAcare Enrollment Month Starts September 1st

City of OKC EMSAcare Enrollment Month Starts September 1st

September 1, 2020 - September is EMSAcare month in Oklahoma City, when Oklahoma City residents may change their EMSAcare membership satus from September 1-30. EMSAcare covers the out-of-pocket expenses for emergency ambulance transports anywhere in the EMSA service...

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City of OKC EMSAcare Enrollment Month Starts September 1st

City of Tulsa 2020 EMSAcare Open Enrollment Begins

August 3, 2020 - Enrollment for the City of Tulsa’s EMSAcare program will conclude on Monday, August 31, 2020. Tulsa residents can enroll online at www.cityoftulsa.org or by calling the City of Tulsa Customer Care Center at (918) 596-9511. The program saves residents...

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EMSA Summer Heat Safety

EMSA Summer Heat Safety

July 17, 2020 - EMSA takes heat safety seriously. Each summer in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, EMSA medics respond to more than 250 suspected heat-related illness calls. Those calls can range from someone feeling winded and achy because of hot temperatures to someone...

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