Bureau of EMS Adminstration

Director's Message

Susan F. Bailey

Welcome to the website for the Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (Bureau of EMS). The Louisiana Bureau of EMS is responsible for the overall planning, coordination, licensing, and regulation of Louisiana’s Emergency Medical Services system. The role of EMS and paramedicine is constantly evolving and BEMS is fortunate to have a wonderful group of individuals committed to serving the EMS community and helping position Louisiana as a leader in EMS advocacy.

I am honored to serve as the Director of the Louisiana Bureau of EMS. I am proud of the team that has been assembled in the Bureau of EMS office. Each staff member is committed to customer service and ensuring that Louisiana’s EMS system is one of excellence and a model for other state agencies.

This website serves as the official clearinghouse for policies, procedures, updates, and information. It is updated regularly but is not the sole source of communication for BEMS. If you need assistance and are unable to obtain the information you need from this page, please contact our office. Our staff will be happy to assist. We encourage you to find us on social media via the links on this page. Our official hashtag is #LaBEMS.

To those men and women who serve and put their own lives on the line for the purpose of unselfishly helping others, please know of my deep gratitude; and on behalf of the people of Louisiana, thank you! I am passionate about the field of EMS and I am excited to know that I serve in a field that truly makes a difference in the lives of the people of the great state of Louisiana.

Yours Truly,


Susan F. Bailey, MSEM, NRP, NCEE
Director, Louisiana Bureau of EMS