Montana Department of Transportation

Montana Department of Transportation

Safety

Emergency Medical Services Delivery

Back of ambulanceAlthough Emergency Medical Services (EMS) does not affect the number of crashes, it does play a critical role in addressing the results of crashes. EMS providers face particularly challenging conditions within Montana due to the size of the coverage areas, distances from dispatching and treatment facilities, and severe weather conditions during winter months. In addition to these issues, the system is experiencing a shrinking number of volunteers and problems specific to rural areas such as lack of training opportunities and inadequate communications systems.

New strategies to improve emergency medical services delivery in support of highway safety are consistent with the recent Montana EMS System Plan prepared by the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS).

Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan

New strategies to improve emergency medical services delivery in support of highway safety are consistent with the recent Montana EMS System Plan prepared by the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Targets

  • 100% of ambulance services providing NEMSIS data to DPHHS
  • Annual progress on minimizing percentage of NEMSIS data elements reported with "Unk" or "Not Available"

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Department of Public Health & Human Services
406-444-4460

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Did you know?

There are more public roads in Montana than there are interstate miles in the entire US. The distance between Yaak and Alzada (744 miles) is greater than the distance between D.C and Chicago! That can mean long runs between dispatch and hospital.

Resources

EMS at DPHHS

Montana Emergency Medical Services Association Logo

Highway Traffic Safety Section