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Welcome to the Southeastern Arizona EMS Council

The Southeastern Arizona Emergency Medical Services Region (SAEMS) was originally established in 1973. Under new direction from the Arizona State Department of Health Services and the Bureau of Emergency Services, SAEMS focuses it’s attention upon the emergency medical services of the population in southeastern Arizona. The regional council is responsible under state EMS Direction for provider grant funding, training opportunities, data collection and protocol development. It establishes quality assurance/improvement criteria and standards for monitoring and improving the performance and quality of emergency care needs.




Dear Regional Members,

The University of Arizona is conducting an IRB approved research project to evaluate how EMS providers in Arizona obtain interpretation services for patients who do not speak English.

Please consider asking a single individual from your organization to complete the survey (  The survey takes 2 to 3 minutes to complete.

All individual responses will be kept strictly confidential and only summary statistics (no agency specific information) will be published.

If you have questions, please reach out to Isrealia (Izzie) Jado; EMS Research Specialist; University of Arizona, Department of Emergency Medicine (