Although 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.
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.
Department of Public Health & Human Services