Our Mission

Our Mission

The provision of emergency medical services is more than public safety in metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa; it is a practice of medicine delegated by the MCB’s Medical Director to the over 3,300 non-physician EMS professionals serving over 1.5 million residents, workers, and visitors of the affiliated cities.

Just as an individual has right to access an educated, qualified, and credential physician providing progressive medical care in times of illness or injury, it is incumbent the EMS system serving metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa provide educated, qualified, and credentialed EMS professionals authorized to deliver the finest pre-hospital medical care available.  When an individual in this service area experiences sudden, unexpected medical symptoms from relatively benign, though concerning pain, to the extreme severity of cardiopulmonary arrest, he or she can rest assured individuals answering the call for help will be trained and prepared to address the medical situation at hand.  This cannot happen without up-to-date, progressive medical treatment protocols and accompanying education and training.

Beginning July 1, 2009, the MCB/OMD committed to bringing its medical treatment protocols to new standards, unparalleled amongst large, urban EMS systems in the United States.  Significant numbers of protocols were added, updated, and/or reformatted consistently at every MCB meeting this year.  In other words, every two months for the past three years, additional clinical capabilities and care are being provided to the patients needing them most.  This commitment to excellence in pre-hospital emergency care reflects the drive and energy of the MCB, Medical Director, OMD professionals, leaders in affiliated fire departments and EMSA, and all field EMS professionals.