Frequently Asked Questions
... Is the Conference?

EMS Update 2021 will be livestreamed to your computers and mobile devices. We will not be hosting an in-person event in 2021.

... Is EMS West?

EMS West has two locations; we are located in Robinson Township, a few minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and near the Pittsburgh International Airport, and our second location is in Kersey Pennsylvania. EMS West is the regional EMS council for sixteen counties in Western Pennsylvania contracted with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to promote and administer the EMS program. For more information, check out

... is the conference?

EMS Update 2021 will be held March 25 thru March 27, 2021.

... does registration begin?

Registration will begin March 1, 2021 and may be limited.

... I get continuing education credit in other states/licenses/certifications?

For the most part - yes. We can supply you with information on the courses you participated in. EMS West staff will also work with you to educate your training officer on the courses you have taken.

... I become a faculty member?

We solicit for faculty from July 4 until September 11 each year.

...Do I receive con-ed credits?

This will occur automatically. More details will be coming soon.

...If I have more questions?

Ask. Call us at 412-494-5572. Email us at