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About Us

The Bureau of EMS and Preparedness (BEMS) is the lead agency for Utah’s EMS System. The BEMS is housed within the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Division of Family Health and Preparedness. The BEMS comprises two sections that oversee the EMS System: Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness. To ensure constituent input, the BEMS has three statutory committees, three subcommittees, and various task forces.


The mission of the BEMS is to promote a statewide system of emergency and trauma care to reduce morbidity and mortality through prevention, awareness, and quality intervention.


"A leadership team functioning as a resource and providing assurance of a quality emergency medical system in the State of Utah."


  • Protection of the public
  • Education
  • Active listening
  • Cost effective
  • Trust
  • Assurance
  • Flexibility
  • Responsive
  • Service
  • Honesty
  • Support
  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • Integrity
  • Team work
  • Quality
  • Customer focus
  • Open to the public
  • Respect

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan, 2010–2015


BEMSP Organization Chart

Contact Information

General contact information is listed at the bottom of the BEMS home page. Additionally, a contact is listed at the bottom of each page of the BEMS Web site for questions specific to the information contained on that page.

Contact information for specific staff members can be found in the Utah State Directory of Employees.

Updated September 26, 2013