ITLS Ohio is a Chapter of International Trauma Life Support.

The purpose of ITLS Ohio is to advance formalized pre-hospital trauma education and to represent the interests of Ohio's pre-hospital providers.

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Ohio EMS Issues Statement on New Law Enforcement Restraint Laws

How new laws addressing the restraint of pregnant women and children affect certified Ohio EMS providers. More information can be found by clicking the headline.

Mark your calendar for the International Trauma Conference!

Nov. 4-6 in Tampa, Florida

Mark your calendar now for the International Trauma Conference, November 4-6, 2021, at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. For more information, check the ITLS International website (click headline for link).

Ohio EMS Is Tracking COVID's Impact on Emergency Services Personnel

Help by completing a staffing survey

The Ohio Fire Chiefs’ State Emergency Response System, the Ohio Division of EMS, and the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office personnel are working to track first responder staffing issues throughout Ohio. (For more information click the headline.)

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 EMS Star of Life Awards


EMS Stars Ceremony POSTPONED

EMS Stars Announcement:
After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are postponing the EMS Star of Life Awards Program  previously scheduled for May 20, 2020.  We hope to reschedule sometime in September which will enable us to provide the ceremony that our providers deserve in a safe environment. We are heartbroken and know this is a very challenging time for everyone, and appreciate your understanding and support.

We remain excited to host the EMS Star of Life Awards ceremony later this year and will get back to you with more information on specific dates in the coming weeks. 

Thank you to all who are on the frontlines of this pandemic and please stay safe!