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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education is to provide high-quality educational programs for emergency health-care professionals and other emergency response providers and technicians on the Gulf Coast and in the Southwest region of the State of Alabama.

Purpose

The primary purpose of the Department is to educate emergency medical services professionals at the EMT, Advanced EMT, Paramedic and baccalaureate levels. The Department also is committed to providing life-long educational opportunities and continuing medical education programs to all emergency health-care professionals in the region including, physicians, nurses, paramedics and other allied health-care professionals.

Central to this mission is the Department's on-going commitment to stay abreast of the latest research, regulatory issues and standards of practice affecting the various professional disciplines and technical fields of emergency services. The Department will continue to promote excellence in education and training and will continue to strive to improve the safety and health of the citizens of this region.

The Department's purpose embodies the following goals:
To serve as the regional EMS lead agency for the seven county southwest Alabama EMS region (ADPH -EMS Region 6).

Core Values

Communities of interest and stakeholders who are actively engaged and supportive of the department's academic programs.

Vision Statement

In following our Mission and Core Values, the Department's faculty and staff envision a future whereby the University's EMS Department is regarded as:

A regional resource center for EMS providers and other emergency response professionals in the seven county southwest Alabama EMS Region (Region 6).

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