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West Virginia Office of
Emergency Medical Services

350 Capitol Street
Room 425
Charleston, WV 25301

Toll Free: 1-888--747-8367
OEMS Phone: (304) 558-3956
OEMS Fax: (304) 558-8379
Trauma Phone: (304) 290-9307
Trauma Fax: (304) 558-8379

Why you became an EMS professional?

While the information contained in this news article was current and accurate when we posted it, it may not necessarily represent current WVOEMS policy or procedure. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-558-3956.

Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 10:01 AM

Why did you choose EMS?

Please send me ( your videos or stories that explain why you became an EMS professional.  I would like to share these on The Positive Stories section of the website.  Please click on the link below to view why Ed Sparks with Marion County Rescue Squad became a paramedic.  He has been serving his community for 37 years!  Thank you, Ed for sharing your story with all of us.  You are an inspiration and a great role model!!!




Have a great day!

Melissa Raynes


Office of Emergency Medical Services

350 Capitol St., Room 425

Charleston, WV  25301-3714


304-558-7125 (fax)

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"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything.  If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won't make any difference."  -  Abraham Lincoln




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