EMS/PHCOC Emergency Services

Emergency & Disaster Services

Concerned with emergency medical services in the community and develops and monitors protocols for the delivery of pre-hospital care.

2024 SWOH EMS Protocols         2024 Emergency Department Capabilities Survey       Approved Drug List 2024

2024 Protocol Updates-PPT             T708 Pediatric Needle Cricothyrotomy-Video

2023 SWOH EMS Protocols                2023 SWOH EMS Coordinators List

Overview of Academy of Medicine’s Southwest Ohio Prehospital Care Committees & Services

In the Greater Cincinnati area, EMS is handled by community Fire Departments. Historically, these departments had widely varying EMS protocols. In the late 1970's under the auspices of The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, several local EMS Medical Directors created a Protocol Committee made up of EMS Medical Directors, EMT Basics, EMT Paramedics, EMS Educators and Fire Chiefs. This committee created a unified pre-hospital protocol for all of the Ohio Greater Cincinnati area. An agreement between the Fire Chiefs Association and The Academy of Medicine has allowed our protocols to be accepted at over 70 departments across Hamilton County and Southwest Ohio. 


Staff: Nancy Coomer: email or call 513-421-7010