Why Is This Important?Provision of high quality emergency medical care requires that standards for equipment, training of personnel, and medical care be maintained and followed. Local communities lack the revenue base required to fully support necessary activities. State support for local EMS improves statewide access to prompt emergency medical services.
Total Grants Awarded to Communities by the UDOH Bureau of EMS, Urban and Rural Counties, Utah, FY 1996-2019
- Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Utah Department of Health
- Utah Department of Health
Data NotesUrban counties include Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, Washington (as of FY08), and Weber counties.
How Are We Doing?During FY 2019 state of Utah 126 agencies were awarded grant funds. Many EMS agencies struggle with the costs of life-saving medical equipment. Each year local EMS agencies assisted in securing operational and supplemental funding so they may provide adequate emergency medical services within their communities.
What Is Being Done?A surcharge on criminal fines and forfeitures in Utah helps to provide funding for maintenance of high quality emergency medical services.
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 10/12/2018