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:

  • 39 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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EMS Licensing Education Tri-County EMS will be offering an Advanced EMT course to begin April 2015. This course will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings and a few Saturdays. The course will be held in Farmington, with some of the classes in Lewiston. For the course details click the link below or call our office at 795-2880.
Advanced EMT

EMS Licensing Education Tri-County EMS will be offering an EMS Refresher Course beginning April 28th. Providers are welcome to attend all the the classes and receive a EMS Refresher Certificate or select individual classes that target specific CEH categoris. The course will be held in Lewiston. For the course details click the link below or call our office at 795-2880.
EMS Refresher

EMS Update:

Maine EMS QI Rules The Maine EMS QI Rules beome effective on February 1, 2015. Copies of these rules can be found on the Maine EMS website.

Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Be sure to check the CDC website frequently for updates on planning, preparedness and response to EID. Although there are no cases in Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States, EMS Services and EMS Providers must continue to plan their response and practice with PPE.T Here is a good link http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.html Dr. Matt Sholl will be recording a PODCAST about Ebola and this will be on MEMSED. Also, Don Sheets has been working on a slide presentation, which will also be posted on MEMSED.

This is also flu season, so it is very important to remember that PPE applies for flu as well. Masking for coughs and excellent hand hygiene are essential to limit the spread of flu.

Maine EMS Awards Maine EMS is seeking nominations of worthy individuals to be recognized during EMS this May 2015. Nominations close on March 15, 2015. Nominations forms can be found on the Maine EMS website

EMS Refresher Course Tri-County EMS is organizing an EMS Refresher Course for late spring 2015. You will be able to attend one, some or all of the scheduled classes. Details will be available shortly. If you would like advanced notification, call our office at 207 795-2880 or send an email to Diane

Mandatory Reporting for Injuries to Children under 6 months or Otherwise Non-ambulatory The Maine Law requiring reporting of suspected child abuse was revised in the last legislative session to include mandatory reporting of all injuries sustained to a child under 6 months of age or otherwise non-ambulatory. These reporting requirements apply to all EMS providers. Please review this law with your staff, colleagues and any students you might be teaching or precepting. A copy of the revised law can be found at
Mandatory Reporting

Protocol Input Webinars The Medical Direction and Practices Board is seeking stakeholder input about future protocol changes. Monthly webinars will be used to assist with gathering this input. Two webinars have been held.The third, to review the pediatric section is in the process of being scheduled. The announcement and instructions for participating in the webinar can be found at this link.
Protocol Input Webinar

Maine EMS Community Paramedicine Pilot Project Update: Jay Bradshaw, Director of Maine EMS announced that all 12 Community Paramedic projects have been filled. All 12 projects are now in their implementation phase. Over the next two years,data will be gathered on these projects and then additional projects will be considered. EMS Services with projects underway include United Ambulance Service, NorthStar EMS, Winthrop Ambulance, Delta Ambulance, NorthEast Mobile Health Services, Crown Ambulance, Calais Ambulance and St. George Ambulance.

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

Revised Mandatory Reporting
Tri-County EMS Quality Council - April 2, 2015
Tri-County EMS Airway Review Team Meeting - April 8, 2015 at 1pm
MDPB Meeting - April 15, 2015 9:30 am Augusta
Maine Board of EMS - April 1, 2015 at 9:30 am Augusta
Maine EMS DNR and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form

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Upcoming Courses

Applications being accepted for a spring AEMT
Applications being accepted for a spring EMT course
Continuing Education Programs Schedule
Need a CEH Request Form? NEW FORM
Blank Roster?


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