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EMS Advisory Council

Emergency Medical Services Section

  •  850-245-4440



    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

The Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) was created for the purpose of acting as an advisory body to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section. The specific authority for the council, including membership and duties, is outlined in section 401.245, Florida Statutes.

The council consists of 15 members appointed by the State Surgeon General and Secretary. Members are typically appointed for four-year terms, with the chair being designated by the State Surgeon General and Secretary. Additional members include six ex officio representatives appointed by various other state agency heads.

EMSAC Mission: To facilitate and promote the best emergency medical care to the residents and visitors of Florida.

EMSAC Vision: A uniform EMS system that provides evidence-based prehospital care to the people of Florida and serves as the recognized leader in EMS response nationwide.

EMSAC Values: Customer service and satisfaction, public welfare and safety, collaboration, ethics, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine and education.

If you are interested in applying to a vacant or expired position, you may complete the Florida Department of Health Appointment Questionnaire. Please mail your résumé and completed applications to: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-22, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722.

Upcoming EMS Advisory Council Meetings 

The next EMS Advisory Council and Constituent Groups meeting will be held in conjunction with the First There First Care and Gathering of Eagles EMS Conference in Hollywood, FL from June 12-14, 2024. Click the link below for more information: