Tri-County EMS

Tri-County EMS - a not for profit organization founded in 1976; one of six regional emergency medical services councils in Maine.

Tri-County EMS was founded in 1978 to support the development of the EMS system in Maine. Over the past 30 years our EMS system has experienced many advances. Tri-County EMS has provided the leadership, resources, and innovative thinking to meet the challenges of advancing contemporary emergency medical care throughout our region.

Our Regional EMS System includes:

  • 35 EMS Services - covering 3 counties
  • LifeFlight EMS Helicopter
  • 5 Hospitals and emergency departments
  • 4 Trauma System Hospitals
  • 1 Trauma Center
  • Cardiac Cath Lab Activation Program
  • EMS Medical Direction
  • Central Maine Regional Resource Center

 Upcoming Courses and Conferences and News


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EMT Courses are Enrolling Now Tri-County EMS is excited to announce they will be offering EMT Courses at three locations this winter/spring. There will be a traditional, two evening each week face to face course held in Lewiston and a blended learning course - with practical sessions in Mexico, Lewiston, and Bowdoinham. See the course details on our education page. Learn More

CEH Rules Changes as of May 1, 2013 As you know, the changes in the Maine EMS Rules became effective on May 1, 2013. The changes in continuing education are being phased in. For the next three years the total number of CEHs needed to relicense at each level will be the same as it is right now; only the category titles are changing.

A link to the NEW (May 1, 2013) fillable CEH request form can be found below. This is the form that should be used when requesting CEH for programs happening after May 1, 2013. It is also available at the Maine EMS Webpage.

Please begin using this form to request CEH credit for your educational and training sessions.

As of May 1, 2016 the number of hours for each level will be increasing. A link to the table that shows these changes can be seen by clicking below. May 1, 2013 CEH Table

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at 207 795-2880.

Download May 1, 2013 CEH Form
Download May 1, 2013 CEH Category Table

Maine EMS Community Paramedicine Pilot Project Application Now Available Jay Bradshaw, Director of Maine EMS announced that the application guidance for EMS services interested in participating in the Maine EMS Community Paramedicine pilot project is now available for downloading from the Maine EMS web site:
Community Paramedicine Project Application

Projects submitted by Delta Ambulance, NorthEast Mobile Health Services, United Ambulance Service, Crown Ambulance, Calais Ambulance and St. George Ambulance have been approved. Two other projects are currently being reviewed.

Medication Shortage Update Information on the medication shortages that are beginning to appear in the Tri-County Region and links to the interim protocols and training have been posted on our website. Click the link below for that information.
Medication Shortage Update

Maine EMS On-Line Learning System MEMSED Maine EMS (MEMS) continues to add new programs to the on-line learning site. All the protocol updates are now available and are worth credit. All EMS Providers are welcome to sign on to the MEMSED website and participate in this high quality, free EMS Education. CEH credits are awarded for all programs. To sign in on this site you will use your MEMSRR user name and password.
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Malignant Hyperthermia Free On-Line CEH educational presentation worth Maine EMS CEH Credit for EMS Providers
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Bath Salts Free On-Line educational presentation worth Maine EMS CEH Credit for EMS Providers provided by the Northern New England Poison Center
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News & Events

Tri-County EMS Quality Council - October 3, 2013
Tri-County EMS Airway Review Team Meeting - August 14, 2013
Draft Maine EMS 2013 Treatment Protocols for review and comment
Maine EMS 2011 Treatment  Protocols  copy for printing
MDPB Meeting - July 17, 2013 9:30 am Augusta
Maine Board of EMS - August 7, 2013 at 9:30 am Augusta
Maine EMS DNR and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form

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Tri-County EMS
300 Main Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240

Phone:(207) 795-2880 Fax: (207) 795-2476
E-mail: lebrunj@cmhc.org  [directions]

The office is open M-F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM