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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
Emergency Medical Services System
In 1973, the Florida Legislature passed and enacted what is known today as the Raymond H. Alexander, M.D., Emergency Medical Transportation Services Act. The Legislature recognized the need for the uniform and systematic provision of emergency medical services to save lives and reduce disability associated with illness and injury. Further, the emergency medical services system of care must be equally capable of assessing, treating, and transporting children, adults, and elderly persons. Today, the Emergency Medical Services Section is responsible for the licensure and oversight of over 60,000 Emergency Medical technicians and paramedics, 270+ advanced and basic life support agencies and over 4,500 EMS vehicles. In addition, the section certifies 911 public safety telecommunicators.