The San Joaquin County EMS Agency's mission is to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of emergency medical services and disaster response for the citizens and visitors of San Joaquin County.

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August 1, 2014 - Release of Request for Proposal (RFP)

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is soliciting proposals to award an exclusive operating area (EOA) for emergency and advanced life support (ALS) ambulance services and emergency medical dispatch starting May 1, 2016. The RFP document and schedule of events are available at www.sjgov.org/ems/rfp2014.htm

In accordance with the RFP instructions, questions concerning the Request for Proposal should be directed to Dan Burch, EMS Administrator, San Joaquin County EMS Agency, P.O. Box 220, French Camp, CA 95231 or by e-mail dburch@sjgov.org.



October 16, 2014 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2014-3 Ebola Response Guidance

The San Joaquin EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum 2014-03, Ebola Response Guidance.  This document provides supplemental guidance for prehospital care personnel in identifying, treating, transporting, and reporting suspected Ebola patient presentation. View the memo here.

October 10, 2014 - 2014 Prehospital Care Symposium - Registration Open

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is presenting a Prehospital Symposium on November 7, 2014, beginning promptly at 9:00 am (registration begins at 8:30 am) at the San Joaquin County Agricultural Center. Click here for flyer and additional information. This course is being offered at no cost. Upon the successful completion participants will receive a course completion certificate for 3 hours of EMS Continuing Education and/or BRN Contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 1524 for 3 contact hours. CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001. Please contact Christine Tualla at San Joaquin County EMS Agency, 468-6818, for additional information. Click here to register for this event.

October 8, 2014 - American Medical Response Stroke Education Class

American Medical Response is hosting a Stroke Education Class on November 17, 2014, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The information will be presented by St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Manny Alfonso, RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Dennis Elmer, RN, BSN, Emergency Department Clinical Educator. This is a free event with free EMS CE provided to participants. CA EMS CE provided by American Medical Response, CE Provider 39-0102. Click here for flyerwith additional information. Please contact AMR, Eric Hooper, BSHA, MICP, Clinical Supervisor at 209-944-0618, if you have any questions.

October 6, 2014 - Flu Vaccine Mandate Issued by San Joaquin Health Officer

Health Officer Dr. Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH, has issued an order directing all Health Care Workers, including EMS Personnel, to receive a flu vaccination for the flu season (generally November through March). EMS personnel declining to be vaccinated will be required to wear a surgical mask to prevent droplet transmission to patients. Read the order here. For further information regarding this order, contact Public Health Services at: 209-468-3822.

October 6, 2014 - California EMS Authority Central Registry – Now Includes Paramedic Accreditation Information

The public access EMT and Paramedic Central Registry now includes paramedic accreditation information. The Central Registry allows anyone to check the current license/certification status of EMT's and Paramedic's in California.  You may view the Central Registry at http://www.centralregistry.ca.gov/.  For additional questions, contact Christine Tualla at 209-468-6818. 

October 3, 2014 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2014-2 Ebola and Emerging Infectious Disease

The San Joaquin EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum 2014-02, Ebola and Emerging Infectious Disease.  This document provides guidance for handling inquiries and responding to patients with suspected Ebola symptoms and for safety of prehospital care personnel.  View the memo here.

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