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Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services

The Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services (BETS) works to protect the health of Iowans in an emergency.  The bureau works with Iowa’s 99 local public health agencies, 118 hospitals and trauma centers, 931 EMS services, and 11,771 EMS providers.

No one can predict the next disaster or medical emergency; however you can be assured that BETS’ work with local partners makes protecting and promoting the health of Iowans our top priority. 

Preparedness, EMS, and Trauma Updates

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Contact Information

Rebecca Curtiss, Chief
515-281-5604
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

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Iowa Department of Public Health

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION LINE

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

1-866-834-9671

For use by local public health agencies, hospitals, emergency medical services, emergency management coordinators and other emergency response agencies to notify the IDPH Duty Officer of public health emergencies.