Rural Oregon Emergency Medical Services
The Oregon Office of Rural Health supports Oregon’s rural EMS agencies in meeting their mission and the needs of their communities.
As part of our work supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and money raised through our HERO: Helping EMS in Rural Oregon Campaign, our office is dedicated to helping rural communities improve access to quality Emergency Medical Services.
HERO: Helping EMS in Rural Oregon
(Formerly the Apple A Day Campaign)
The Oregon Office of Rural Health, through its HERO Campaign, raises funds to help rural volunteers pay for their EMS training. Thanks to your support, we have had great success. Since the program began, we have made more than $200,000 in grant awards to individual volunteers and EMS agencies for training.
Learn more about ORH’s HERO: Helping EMS in Rural Oregon Campaign
Oregon’s Personal Income Tax Credit for Rural Volunteer Emergency Medical Service Providers (EMSP)
The 2005 Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 31 which grants up to $250 in personal income tax credit to eligible EMSPs who volunteer their services to rural Oregon communities.
For more information visit the Oregon Rural Volunteer EMSP Tax Credit page.
Resources for EMS Agencies
- Oregon EMS Association — Statewide association representing all levels of prehospital EMS care providers.
- Oregon State Paramedic Association — provides information, promotes communication and shares ideas to assist Emergency Medical Service Providers in providing high quality care.
- Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association — represents EMTs and firefighters across Oregon.
- OHA EMS and Trauma Systems — Oregon state agency which licenses and establishes rules for EMS Providers.