Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness
The MDHHS Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness (BETP) combines the former Office of Public Health Preparedness with the EMS and Trauma Services Sections. Together, the Bureau serves to better protect the health and well-being of Michigan citizens through the administration and continuous improvement of emergency medical services, trauma system, as well as all-hazards preparedness planning and response. The Bureau is composed of two divisions: the Division of EMS and Trauma, and the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Learn more about both divisions’ specific responsibilities and programs by exploring the links below.
The Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response
The Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response (DEPR) is the emergency preparedness and response arm of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The division serves to protect the health of Michigan citizens before, during and after an emergency through the integration of public health and medical preparedness initiatives and by leveraging diverse partnerships. DEPR maintains a dual role in both preparedness planning and in emergency response. These activities encompass all hazards, including natural and man-made disasters, acts of bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other emergencies that impact the health of the public.
The Division of EMS and Trauma
The Division of EMS and Trauma (DET) serves to protect and improve the health and well-being of Michigan citizens who require emergency medical services, through the administration of license requirements for EMS personnel, operations, and vehicles, the oversight of local medical control authorities and the development of regulatory policies and procedures which promote efficient program administration and safe care, treatment and transportation of the sick and injured.
The overall goal of a trauma system is to reduce the incidence and severity of injury as well as to improve health outcomes for those who are injured. The vision for Michigan is a regionalized, coordinated and accountable system of emergency care that ensures the right patient gets to the right place at the right time.