Messages / Speeches

Thank you for visiting the Kenya Council of Emergency Medical Technicians website.

Warm greetings and a pleasant welcome on behalf of the National Executive Committee to the official website of the Kenya Council of Emergency Medical Technicians aka KCEMT.

We trust that you will find your visit to this site meaningful and pleasant. The site provides you a wealth of information and resources to help you in your profession.

Within these pages you will learn more about the history of EMS in Kenya, latest accomplishments and the products and services we offer. You will also find out more about the values of the Council which since it was first established in 2009 has been committed to advocacy and ensuring that Emergency Medical Technicians meet their professional aspirations.

It has been this commitment that has paved way for KCEMT’s successful journey throughout the twelve years giving rise to the recognition of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics as a cadre within the healthcare sector.

Additionally, you will find online services, the latest updates and upcoming events, reports and much more, so enjoy the discovery as you explore. I encourage you to take full advantage of all the tools and links we have put at your disposal.

We are proud of what we have achieved in the last decade and as we look to the future we will continue to build on the pillars that have helped us become successful: KCEMT remains focused on the fundamentals of pre-hospital care and its best practices with an emphasis on sustainable growth. KCEMT’s valuable asset is its members and we will continue to strengthen and empower them as they are responsible for the Council’s growth at all levels. Most importantly, we will whole heartedly be dedicated to our members, partners and the communities we serve

The Council punch line is “the pulse of EMS in Kenya” and each official ensures that they deliver their best to give it life. There is no short cut in archiving our mandate. I strongly believe in hard work.

With this pledge, KCEMT is committed to maintain advocacy at all levels; when health matters are being discussed EMTs must represent themselves. It is sad to see health policies largely being left to one cadre.

Once again welcome to our website. Sincerely

Eunice Wanjiku Chairperson

Dear Visitor,

I wish to thank you for your interest in the Kenya Council of Emergency Medical Technicians and welcome you to the revamped website of the Council.

We launch our new website against the background of the Covid -19 pandemic that has clearly outlined the gaps in the pre hospital set up and the tabling of the proposed Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Practitioners Bill 2020 in Parliament. These have ensured that the conversation on pre- hospital care and EMTs is present in board rooms, in the press and with the policy makers.

Our main objective is to provide first hand and objective information aimed at a better understanding of activities within the Council as well as developments and updates in and around the pre- hospital emergency medical care.

As the cadre is moving towards attaining the recognition required, we also believe that KCEMT will play an increasingly important role in shaping the pre- hospital space as a space of immediate care and treatment as promised in article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya, professionalism and integrity and sustainable livelihoods in the form of employment for youth who take up EMT as a profession. Yes, EMT is a profession by itself just like any other.

We have developed the KCEMT website on a modern platform that enables access from all smart mobile devices. When designing the site, we have also thought of it as a simple, user friendly platform of interactive communication. Moreover, in keeping up with the trend we are introducing our official pages on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to which you are invited to subscribe and follow our activities on the go. With such an approach we hope and aim to embrace a wider audience, in particular, attract younger generation as we attach greater importance to pre- hospital care.

At the same time, we strive to improve our website based on your feedback, suggestions and recommendations so that we can better respond to your interests and needs within the scope of our competency. So we count on your involvement and cooperation.

We would like to know what you would like to see and read on our website and what kind of information might be interest to you.

We very much hope that this website will be your reliable guide to Council activities. Sincerely
Francis Mutunga
Ag. Secretary

Dear Participants,

It gives me great pleasure and delight to welcome you to this Fire and EMT Symposium and Competition 2019, November 18-23, 2019 at Kenya Airports Authority Training School Nairobi. The theme for this years’ symposium is Uniting Firefighters to create awareness in fire prevention and seeking recognition of Emergency Medical Technicians.

The symposium and competition kicks off at a time when we have just received the draft EMT and Paramedics Practioners Bill 2019. The Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Practice Bill, 2019 has been prepared to address the need and challenges experienced in EMS professional practice. The Bill addresses the following among others–

a) Description of the emergency medical technicians and paramedics practice
b) Promotion and development of emergency medical technicians and paramedics practice
c) Development and standardization of training, competency and qualifications, certification and regulation of the practice
d) Quality assurance in the professional practice
e) Establishment of regulatory body to regulate the profession e.g. certification and licensing
f) Establishment of professional body for emergency medical technicians and paramedics practitioners which shall include –qualification for membership, regulation of membership, co- regulation of professional practice, quality assurance,
g) Provision for restricted practice activities for each cadre

The symposium and competition provides an initial opportunity to interact with the bill as it will presented to us at plenary. I am confident that throughout the symposium week, you will have the opportunity to expand your network, deepen your knowledge and grow your skills to deal with some of the field’s most challenging and interesting scenes.

I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity, whether you are a student seeking knowledge and attending the symposium for the first time, a practicing EMT or instructor or have an interest to expand your knowledge.

I look forward to welcome you to the Fire and EMT Symposium and Competition 2019. As the National Chairperson, I pledge to deliver a rich and exciting program that exceeds expectations for this symposium and beyond.


Eunice Wanjiku Chairperson

Good afternoon parents, CIC’s, training managers, instructors, doctors, principals, colleagues, families, friends and students. I am honoured and pleased to welcome you all to this colourful ceremony. Today, we are all here to bid farewell as agencies to our students and to welcome the students to the Emergency Medical Services field.

Every end has a new beginning. Today might be the last day for some as students of Emergency Medical Services, as others may want to further and become paramedics, what I know is that learning will actually start from today.

The journey has been long and tedious a total of 1,071 hrs of instruction and exam. All the way from the entry interviews to exams on to clinical attachment. The several attempts to perfect a skill have all made us better in the different aspects as instructors and students. There have been challenges along the way, but we have overcome them and the fact that we are here today is a testimony to that.

Today am honoured to say we are proud of your many achievements over the months, your accomplishments in skills that will nurture and save lives.

The Council is keenly pursuing the recognition of Emergency Medical Technicians as a cadre within the health sector. With the recent signing of the Emergency Medical Care policy, we are confident that it will pave way for EMT’s and EMS at large in this Country. The process began a couple of years ago, but like with any good thing we must labour to achieve the fruits. Just like pregnancy, I believe, pray and hope that we are in the final trimester. Once it is launched we are looking forward to having proper systems and structures that will support pre-hospital care in Kenya.

Along the lines of advocacy we are also in the process of preparing for a multi-agency symposium and competition for pre hospital personnel that will be held in Muranga County December 3-8, 2018. This will be in conjunction with the County Government of Muranga, Africa Fire Mission, Kenfiba and other partners that include all our accredited agencies. You are all invited to participate in your different capacities.

EMT-1 Accredited agencies include

  1. St. John Ambulance, Nairobi, Nakuru and Mombasa

  2. Avenue Rescue Services, Nairobi and Kisumu

  1. Medswift Training

  2. Safetynet Consultancy Ltd

  3. Gertrude’s Garden Childrens’ Hospital

  4. ICT Fire and Rescue

My dear students, as you journey on into the field of EMS, expect that some challenges await you, which of course, I strongly believe going by your antecedents and the manner you have conducted yourselves over the months and the skills and knowledge we have imparted in you, you will surely overcome them.

At this point, I wish to implore you outgoing students to always see yourselves as good ambassadors of the KCEMT and never allow selfish interest to blemish the integrity and discipline you have nurtured over the months. Be kind and good to people you meet on your way up. Allow the words of God to guide you as you nurture and save lives.

On behalf of the KCEMT I wish you the best as you embark on your career. Congratulations.

May God Bless you all. Thank you very much.