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January 14, 2015 - AMR Compliance Report for July – August 2014

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for July 2014 and August 2014 performance under their five-year contract to provide exclusive emergency ambulance service. The AMR contract establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on AMR's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view AMR's July 2014 and August 2014. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

December 16, 2014 – EMS Office Closed for Christmas and New Years Day Holiday Observance

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be open during normal business hours during the holiday season, with the exception of Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2015, in which the office will be closed.

December 16, 2014 – EMSAAC Annual Conference Dates Set

The 2015 Annual EMSAAC Conference will be held in San Diego on May 27 - 28, 2015 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Save the datess now and watch for registration details at

December 10, 2014 – Board of Supervisors Approve Agreement with American Medical Response

The Board of Supervisors approved the recommendation of the EMS Administrator awarding American Medical Response – West (AMR) an agreement for exclusive emergency and Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance services for the period of May 1, 2016 through May 1, 2021. AMRs service area includes the communities of Lodi, Stockton, Tracy and the surrounding unincorporated parts of the county. In April 2014, the Board of Supervisors authorized the San Joaquin County EMS Agency to conduct a request for proposal (RFP) process for successors to AMRs current agreement that expires on May 1, 2016. The agreement brings new resources to San Joaquin County with the establishment of ground ambulance Critical Care Transport services. Additionally, the agreement ensures that AMR will continue to provide the County state-of-the-art emergency medical and fire dispatch services through its Valley Regional Emergency Communication Center.

December 5, 2014 - The California EMS Authority Recognizes San Joaquin EMS Personnel

On December 3, 2014, at an awards ceremony in San Francisco, the California EMS Authority recognized EMS personnel from throughout California including Michael Pitassi, of Escalon Community Ambulance, who received the EMS Meritorious Service Award for sustained, dedicated leadership of Escalon Community Ambulance and advocacy of quality patient care. Also recognized was San Joaquin County EMS Administrator Dan Burch, who received the EMS Administrator of the Year in recognition of his 17 years of exceptional service as an EMS Administrator and statewide EMS leadership in EMS legislation and regulation formulation and advocacy. Please join us in congratulating Mike and Dan (Photo). For more information about these awards and others presented to EMS members throughout California, visit the Emergency Medical Services Authority awards page.

December 3, 2014 - 2015 Paramedic Preceptor's Conference Schedule

The 2015 Paramedic Preceptor's Conferences are scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015, and Monday September 14, 2015, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in the San Joaquin County EMS Agency Classroom. The conferences are open to current Paramedic Preceptors and offered at no cost. Attending one conference per year is required to maintain a Paramedic Preceptor Authorization. The format is round table discussion and will include the following topics: best practices, evaluation & remediation, communication, roles & responsibilities, and reportable offenses. The moderator will be Adam Dampier. Up to two (2) hours of instructor-based, EMS CE will be offered. CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP#39-0001. These Bi-annual conferences are offered to maintain paramedic preceptor authorization. Register online. View the information flyer here.

November 24, 2014 - American Medical Response Documentation Class

American Medical Response is hosting a Documentation Class on December 19 & 22, 2014, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The information will be presented by Eric V. Hooper, BSHA, MICP, and Evan Befus, MICP from American Medical Response. This is a free event with free EMS CE provided to participants. CA EMS CE provided by American Medical Response, CE Provider 39-0102. For additional information contact AMR, Eric Hooper, BSHA, MICP, Clinical Supervisor at 209-471-9769. Click here for flyer.


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