Our Mission

The Interior Region EMS Council strives to reduce the human and economic costs of accidents and illnesses through continual improvement of emergency care and education. To support and advance the field of out-of-hospital Medicine in rural, frontier and tribal settings, through education, innovation, research and medical direction.



Comfort One- Regulation Proposed Changes- Public Forum

The State Office of EMS is looking for public comments on the proposed changes to 7 AAC 16.010-.090. Do-Not-Resuscitate Protocol.  The proposed changes are:

·  Repeal and readopt to Replace the current Comfort One Program with the Alaska Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program

·  Update the DNR protocol to include current terminology and medical standards.

More information on the proposed changes can be found in the Proposed Regulation Changes, the POLST Program Document referenced in the Proposed regulation change, and the Alaska POLST form.

All written comments about the proposed changes should be addressed to Todd McDowell at no later than 5 pm on October 27th, 2020.  If you would like to provide oral comments instead, those may be given at the hearing scheduled for September 28th.


The Alaska State Medical Board has made changes to Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements due to Covid-19.  More information can be found here.


Please review the updated regulations from the State Office of EMS

Recertification Modificiations

Interim Policy on Courses and Exams


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information


Information for Providers regarding COVID-19

CDC Link Specifically for Health Care Providers


CDC Guidelines for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Response

Click here for more information


Service and EMT Recertification Information


New State EMS Regulations Have Been Signed!

As you may have already heard, the State EMS Regulations have been signed and went into effect on August 21st.  What does this mean?

State of Alaska Regulation Rollout FAQ Sheet will provide the answers to most of your questions.
If you have other questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact me or Todd McDowell at


The Alaska State Legislature
7 AAC 26 EMS Regulations




The ACEMS Implementation Task Force, tasked with developing the implementation process for the soon to be approved EMS Regulation changes, is in need  of more members.  ACEMS has reopened its application site and if you are interested in helping with the development of EMT 1, 2, 3 or AK-AEMT, AK Instructor, and AK Instructor Coordinator objectives and transition bridge courses, please submit an application at the following link: 
This is a time-intensive process, work-groups meet regularly and the Task Force meets every other week, via teleconference to work on this important process.  We need dedicated EMS providers,  instructors, and administrators to help make this transition process go smoothly.

DHSS Newsletter

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services now issues a monthly newsletter that provides some great information.
Check out the September DHSS Newsletter by following this link:
EMS Vitals
To Subscribe to their monthly newsletter please go here: Subscribe. Here is a how to guide for assistance with your subscription


Alaska Job Opportunities


Save the Dates!!
IREMSC 27th Symposium:
March 31th- April 3rd, 2021
Fairbanks Alaska


Save the Dates!!
SREMSC Symposium:
October 27-31, 2020
Anchorage, Alaska


REVISED 6/2/2019 INTERIOR REGIONAL AND FNSB STANDING ORDERS. The Standing order for FNSB and the Interior Region have just been updated.  Here is the link: 

FNSB & IREMSC Regional Standing Orders Updated 6/3/2019


If you would like us to add any information to our website or should you come across any errors/issues; Please contact Amber Lammers at 907-456-3978 or email


Our Mission

The Interior Region EMS Council strives to reduce the human and economic costs of accidents and illnesses through continual improvement of emergency care and education.

Our Goals

Training: To provide and facilitate appropriate and sustainable training for EMS providers and the public in the region.

Data Collection: To Promote Research and Data Collection Relevant to EMS.

Equipment: To provide appropriate and sustainable equipment for EMS providers and systems in the region and to serve as a regional center for distribution of surplus equipment.

Communications: To promote adequate EMS communications systems throughout the region for EMS providers and the public.

Community Outreach: To educate and promote awareness of EMS issues and systems on the part of the public, policy makers and EMS services and develop new and maintain existing EMS systems in the region