Sign In
Boston Public Health Commission Home

HOME > WHAT WE DO BY TOPIC > EMERGENCY SERVICES & PREPAREDNESS

Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness


 
EMT with patientPublic health, emergency medical services, and emergency preparedness are closely aligned at the Boston Public Health Commission in an innovative and integrated model to improve the health and safety of the City of Boston.  Boston EMS​, the nation’s oldest provider of pre-hospital care, utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide 24-hour, 365-day-a-year care for the people of Boston.  The department’s 350 EMTs and paramedics respond to over 110,000 emergency calls each year and consistently receive excellent marks from the patients they treat.

 
BPHC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness works closely with Boston EMS, other programs within the Commission, and local, state, and federal partners to improve preparedness, response, and recovery strategies associated with the health and medical impact of emergencies.  This office oversees the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center in addition to coordinating training and educational opportunities in public health preparedness for the general public and first responders.

 

OnlineNewsRoomStyles
Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
Phone:(617) 534-5395 Email: info@bphc.org