A communication workshop for first responders

 Please see attached for information on a three-day, complimentary training addressing trauma fatigue for those whose job confronts substance misuse in high stress situations.

Core Concepts training will help you:

•  Increase team resiliency

•  Improve conflict resolution

•  Deal with difficult situations

•  Communicate more effectively with coworkers and those you serve

•  Learn more about Alaska’s communities from multiple perspectives

Upcoming trainings:

May 1-3, 2019 – Wasilla

June 10-12, 2019 – Anchorage

July 17-19, 2019 – Kenai

July 31-Aug 2, 2019 – Juneau

Aug 28-30, 2019 – Fairbanks

Learn more and register at: 

Core Concepts will help you develop communication techniques for building and maintaining effective relationships, critically important in law enforcement, fire, EMS, and other fields.

Stronger communication builds stronger communities.

Workshop costs covered by a federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant.


The ACEMS Implementation Task Force, tasked with developing the implementation process for the soon to be approved EMS Regulation changes, is in need  of more members.  ACEMS has reopened its application site and if you are interested in helping with the development of EMT 1, 2, 3 or AK-AEMT, AK Instructor, and AK Instructor Coordinator objectives and transition bridge courses, please submit an application at the following link: 
This is a time-intensive process, work-groups meet regularly and the Task Force meets every other week, via teleconference to work on this important process.  We need dedicated EMS providers,  instructors, and administrators to help make this transition process go smoothly.

Proposed EMS Regulations up for Review
Please be advised, the Proposed EMS Regulations are back out for review and public comment.  Please take a moment to look at them and comment. The deadline for comments is not later than 5 p.m. on December 5, 2018. 

DHSS Newsletter

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services now issues a monthly newsletter that provides some great information.
Check out the September DHSS Newsletter by following this link:
EMS Vitals
To Subscribe to their monthly newsletter please go here: Subscribe. Here is a how to guide for assistance with your subscription


The Regional Offices are seeking feedback from the State's EMS providers on what they believe are the highest priorities for Alaska EMS.
Please take a few moments and complete the survey found at this link:    
For more information see the attached

EMS World Article on Alaska! Check this out!


Alaska Job Opportunities



Save the Dates!!
IREMSC Symposium:
March 27th-30th, 2019
Fairbanks Alaska


Save the Dates!!
SEREMSC Symposium:
To Be Announced for 2020
Sitka Alaska


Save the Dates!!
44th Annual Alaska EMS Symposium:
Oct 29th - Nov 1st 2019
Anchorage Alaska


NEW INTERIOR REGIONAL AND FNSB STANDING ORDERS. The Standing order for FNSB and the Interior Region have just been updated.  Here is the link:  FNSB & IREMSC Regional Standing Orders Updated 1/11/17

Explanation Sheet of 2016 Changes

Errata Sheet of 2017 Changes

If you would like us to add any information to our website or should you come across any errors/issues; Please contact Brenda Fifield at 907-456-3978 or email



Our Mission

The Interior Region EMS Council strives to reduce the human and economic costs of accidents and illnesses through continual improvement of emergency care and education.

Our Goals

Training: To provide and facilitate appropriate and sustainable training for EMS providers and the public in the region.

Data Collection: To Promote Research and Data Collection Relevant to EMS.

Equipment: To provide appropriate and sustainable equipment for EMS providers and systems in the region and to serve as a regional center for distribution of surplus equipment.

Communications: To promote adequate EMS communications systems throughout the region for EMS providers and the public.

Community Outreach: To educate and promote awareness of EMS issues and systems on the part of the public, policy makers and EMS services and develop new and maintain existing EMS systems in the region