Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

State Communications

EMS Role

StateComm is the primary EMS dispatch center for 16 rural communities located throughout the state of Idaho.

Communication Specialists are certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMD) providing callers with pre-arrival medical instructions until EMS units arrive at the scene.

StateComm relays patient or scene information, deploys additional resources, and tracks EMS units when their primary dispatch is out of radio contact.

In the event of a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) StateComm will provide hospital bed status to the incident commander.

StateComm monitors all EMS and hospital radio traffic on EMS Frequency 1 and Frequency 2.