Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Published: | Updated: October 30, 2017

Definition - What does Emergency Medical Services (EMS) mean?

Emergency medical services (EMS), in the context of occupational health and safety, refers to rescue and emergency services that provide medical response to injured or ill people at the scene of the accident. Emergency medical services also transport injured people to medical facilities for treatment.

Safeopedia explains Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency medical services provide medical assistance in case of emergencies like road accidents, fire and explosions. These services include paramedics and ambulance service professionals who are trained to reach and retrieve injured bodies from the scene. Some EMS technicians are further defined by the environment in which they operate.

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