Emergency Medical Services

2023 ANNOUNCEMENTS ARCHIVES

December 19, 2023 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2023-02, ROSC Patient Transportation Destination

SJCEMSA Policy Memorandum 2023-02, ROSC Patient Transportation Destination has been issued to revise and clarify patient destination for patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). To read the memorandum, click here.

December 19, 2023 - EMS Office Closures and Limited Staffing

The SJCEMSA office will be closed Monday, December 25, 2023, and Monday, January 1, 2024.  SJCEMSA will have limited staff the last week of December.  To avoid delays on any actions needed by SJCEMSA before the end of December,  please submit applications no later than Friday (12/22/2023) at 8 am.  Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.

December 8, 2023 - Rescission of EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2023-01, Albuterol Alternative Authorization Revised V2

SJCEMSA Policy Memorandum 2023-01, Albuterol Alternative Authorization Revised V2 is rescinded effective December 8, 2023. To read the rescission memorandum, click here.

November 17, 2023 - AMR Compliance Report for September and October 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for September and October 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The AMR agreement 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 September and October 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

November 17, 2023 - ECA Compliance Report for September and October 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for September and October 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The ECA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on ECA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view ECA's September and October 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

November 17, 2023 - MDA Compliance Report for September and October 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for September and October 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The MDA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on MDA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view MDA's September and October 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

November 17, 2023 - SJCEMSA Policy Update

SJCEMSA Policy No. 3202A, Medical Priority Dispatch System Use and Assignments, Appendix A, effective November 7, 2023, has been updated to correct clerical errors. To view all SJCEMSA Policies, view the Policies and Protocols page.

November 6, 2023 - SJCEMSA Policy Update

Effective November 7, 2023, SJCEMSA Policy No. 3202A, Medical Priority Dispatch System Use and Assignments, Appendix A, has been revised to reflect recent changes in the Medical Priority Dispatch System. To view all SJCEMSA Policies, view the  Policies and Protocols page.

October 31, 2023 - Employment Opportunities

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is recruiting for an EMS Specialist position and Pre-Hospital Care Coordinator position until December 1, 2023. Visit San Joaquin County's Employment Opportunities web page for more information.

October 30, 2023 - Employment Opportunities

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is recruiting for an EMS Analyst position until November 13, 2023, and a Paramedic Principal Instructor position until filled. Visit San Joaquin County's  Employment Opportunities web page for more information.

October 27, 2023 - EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment until December 11, 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) is soliciting comments for several policies. The draft policies and comment forms may be viewed on the Draft Policies page. The 45-day public comment period ends December 11, 2023. Comments may be submitted online, by email to acanarios@sjgov.org, by fax at (209) 468-6725, or by mail. To view the memo, click here.

October 16, 2023 - SJCEMSA Promotions

Please join us in congratulating Matthew Esposito to a promotion of EMS Coordinator and Christine Tualla to a promotion of EMS Analyst. Both Matthew and Christine come with decades of EMS experience locally and will serve our EMS system with passion and pride. Click here for announcement memo.

 

October 3, 2023 - Labor Action in San Joaquin County

Kaiser Foundation Hospital Manteca/Modesto was notified of a potential work stoppage from SEIU United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) beginning the morning of Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 06:00 am to the morning of Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 06:00 am. To see the full memorandum, click here.

September 28, 2023 - St. Joseph's Medical Center Blessing of the Rigs and Responders

To celebrate National First Responders Day, St. Joseph’s would like to say thank you to the public service workers who serve our community and patients every day. St. Joseph's Medical Center will be hosting a drive-thru event and interfaith blessing on November 1, 2023. See flyer for details.

September 28, 2023 - Save the Date for Community Disaster Preparedness Training

The San Joaquin Operational Area Healthcare Coalition is sponsoring the DHS/FEMA funded Community Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Certificate Program. The program consists of following 2-day courses:

CourseDates and TimesLocation
Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents (MGT-348)

February 13-14, 2024

0800-1700 Hours

San Joaquin County Ag Center

2101 E. Earhart Ave. Stockton, CA
Medical Countermeasure: Point of Dispensing, Planning and Response (MGT-319)

March 6-7, 2024

0800-1700 Hours

San Joaquin County Public Health Services

1601 E. Hazelton Ave., Stockton, CA
Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Response and Emergency Preparedness (MGT-439)

July 7-8, 2024

0800-1700 Hours

San Joaquin County Public Health Services

1601 E. Hazelton Ave., Stockton, CA
Medical Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Events (PER-211)

September 23-24, 2024

0800-1700 Hours

Dameron Hospital Annex

445 Acacia St., Stockton, CA

All courses will be taught by instructors from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and will include continuing education credits. Course registration information is coming soon. See the attached flyer for more information.

Direct questions to Phil Cook at 206-468-6818 or pcook@sjgov.org.

September 18, 2023 - AMR Compliance Report for July and August 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for July and August 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The AMR agreement 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 and August 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

September 18, 2023 - ECA Compliance Report for July and August 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for July and August 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The ECA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on ECA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view ECA's July and August 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

September 18, 2023 - MDA Compliance Report for July and August 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for July and August 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The MDA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on MDA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view MDA's July and August 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

September 18, 2023 - RCFD Compliance Report for July and August 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for July and August 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The RCFD agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on RCFD's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view RCFD's July and August 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

September 11, 2023 - EMS Draft Policy Available for Public Comment until September 26, 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) is soliciting comments for SJCEMSA Policy No. 3202A, Medical Priority Dispatch System Use and Assignments, Appendix A. The draft policy and comment forms may be viewed on the Draft Policies page. The 15-day public comment period ends September 26, 2023. Comments may be submitted online, by email to jbagwell@sjgov.org, by fax at (209) 468-6725, or by mail. 

August 14, 2023 - SJCEMSA Employment Opportunities

The San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) is currently recruiting for two (2) open positions: Pre-Hospital Care Coordinator - Paramedic Principal Instructor and EMS Analyst - Paramedic Training Coordinator. Both recruitments close on August 25, 2023. Visit the San Joaquin County Human Resources page for more information.

August 8, 2023 - EMS Policy No. 2800, Paramedic Training Program Approval

EMS Policy No. 2800, Paramedic Training Program Approval is effective as of August 2, 2023. To view all SJCEMSA policies, visit the Policies and Protocols page.

August 3, 2023 - Updated EMS Policy No. 3204B - May 2023

EMS Policy No. 3204B, CFAA Rate Sheet has been updated. To view all SJCEMSA policies, visit the Policies and Protocols webpage.

July 19, 2023 - AMR Compliance Report for May and June 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for May and June 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The AMR agreement 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 May and June 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

July 18, 2023 -  EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment Until August 2, 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) is soliciting comments for a new policy. The draft policy and comment forms may be viewed on the Draft Policies page. The 14-day public comment period ends August 2, 2023. Comments may be submitted online, by email to mamatta@sjgov.org, by fax at (209) 468-6725, or by mail. To view the memo, click here.

July 13, 2023 - AMR Compliance Report for March and April 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for March and April 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The AMR agreement 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 March and April 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

July 13, 2023 - ECA Compliance Report for May and June 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for May and June 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The ECA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on ECA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view ECA's May and June 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

July 13, 2023 - MDA Compliance Report for May and June  2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for May and June 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The MDA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on MDA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view MDA's May and June 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

July 13, 2023 - RCFD Compliance Report for May and June 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for May and June 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The RCFD agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on RCFD's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view RCFD's May and June 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

July 6, 2023 - SJCEMSA Policy Update to Retroactively be Effective July 1, 2023

The following San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) policy has been revised and will be retroactively effective July 1, 2023:

  1. SJCEMSA Policy No. 5115, Cervical Spine Stabilization

To view all SJCEMSA Policies, view the Policies and Protocols page.

July 3, 2023 - Paramedic Preceptor Applications and Paramedic Accreditation Officer Applications are Open

Paramedic Preceptor applications and Paramedic Accreditation Officer applications are now open and will be accepted through July 31, 2023. Applications are available on the SJCEMSA Online Application Portal. The application shall be submitted with a letter of recommendation from your ALS employer verifying that you are in good standing with that employer and the employer intends to use you as a Paramedic Preceptor.

June 26, 2023 - SJCEMSA Policy Updates to be Effective July 1, 2023

The following San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) policies have been revised and will be effective July 1, 2023:

  1. SJCEMSA Policy No. 3202, Medical Priority Dispatch System Use and Assignments
  2. SJCEMSA Policy No. 3202A, Medical Priority Dispatch System Use and Assignments- Appendix A
  3. SJCEMSA Policy No. 4101, EMS Response Vehicle Medication and Equipment
  4. SJCEMSA Policy No. 5201, Medical Patient Destination

22 additional SJCEMSA policies are going into effect on July 1, 2023. See the news announcement from April 4, 2023, for the list. Visit the Policies and Procedures page to view all SJCEMSA policies.

June 21, 2023 - SJCEMSA Office Closure

The SJCEMSA Office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

June 15, 2023 - National EMS Memorial Bike Ride - West Coast

The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, Inc. honors Emergency Medical Services personnel by organizing and implementing long distance cycling events that memorialize and celebrate the lives of those who serve everyday, those who have become sick or injured while performing their duties, and those who have died in the line of duty. For information on registration and this year's routes, click here.

June 15, 2023 - SJCEMSA FY 23-24 Fees and Online Application Portal Maintenance

The SJCEMSA online application portal will be unavailable from June 30, 2023, at 12:00 pm- July 3, 2023, at 8:00 am for scheduled maintenance. All personnel applications that are not submitted before June 30, 2023, at 12 pm will be subject to SJCEMSA's new fee schedule. To view SJCEMSA's new fee schedule effective July 1, 2023, visit the Fee Schedule page.

May 22, 2023 - Katrina Garcia: SJCEMSA EMS Award of Excellence 2023 Recipient

K. Garcia EMS Week 2023

To honor excellence of individuals working in our EMS system during this EMS Week 2023, San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) would like to recognize Paramedic Katrina Garcia as the recipient of the San Joaquin County EMS Award of Excellence. This is the first year the San Joaquin County EMS Award of Excellence is being issued and will continue annually during EMS Week. Recipients of this award are recognized for their efforts and dedication to improving the EMS system in San Joaquin County, being a mentor and supporter of other EMS system participants, providing valuable education and feedback to the EMS system, and a commitment to helping others in our community.

Ms. Garcia is recognized by her peers and other leaders for her desire to mentor and teach. Ms. Garcia has been pivotal in efforts to change the stigma related to EMS personnel mental health by sharing her own personal accounts of struggles. In addition, Ms. Garcia has invited EMS families to participate in training academy education to talk about the stress and mental health risks associated with EMS work, introduced education on post-traumatic stress syndrome, and provides mental health resources to her staff.

Ms. Garcia started her life’s work at the age of fourteen as a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Medical Center (SJMC). While working as a volunteer, she discovered her passion for medicine and serving her community. Ms. Garcia started her professional path in EMS in 2001 as an EMT working at SJMC Emergency Department as an ED Tech. In 2009, she attended a National College of Technical Instruction (NCTI) paramedic program and finished at the top of her class where she also started her internship in San Joaquin County. Once she obtained her paramedic license, she began working at American Medical Response (AMR) San Joaquin County. During her thirteen years with AMR, Ms. Garcia has promoted successfully as a paramedic, paramedic field training officer, preceptor, and now serves as a Clinical Education Supervisor.

Despite challenges and setbacks over the course of her own career, Ms. Garcia continues to have a positive attitude and a desire to improve the EMS system. SJCEMSA would like to recognize Ms. Garcia for her years of service to San Joaquin County and her dedication to enhancing responder resilience and patient care.

Please join us in recognizing and thanking Paramedic Garcia for her contributions of excellence to the San Joaquin County EMS System. 

May 17, 2023 - ECA Compliance Report for March and April 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for March and April 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The ECA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on ECA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view ECA's March and April 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

May 17, 2023 - MDA Compliance Report for March and April 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for March and April 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The MDA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on MDA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view MDA's March and April 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

May 17, 2023 - RCFD Compliance Report for March and April 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for March and April 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The RCFD agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on RCFD's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view RCFD's March and April 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

May 11, 2023 - SJCEMSA 2022 Annual Report

The San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) has published its 2022 Annual Report. To view all SJCEMSA Annual Reports, click here.

May 8, 2023 - EMS Advisory Committee Meeting and MPDS QI Committee Meeting Agenda Packets

The agenda packets for the May 11, 2023 EMS Advisory Committee meeting and MPDS QI Committee meeting are available for review on the Committees page. 

May 8, 2023 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2023-01, Albuterol Alternative Authorization Revised V2

The purpose of this revised policy memorandum is to provide temporary authorization for the use of an alternate aerosolized or nebulized beta-2 specific bronchodilator medication due to the current and anticipated albuterol shortage. To read the full revised memorandum, click here.

May 4, 2023 - Updated EMS Policy No. 5542

A medication dosage error in EMS Policy No. 5542, BLS Poisoning and Overdose has been fixed. To view this policy and all EMS policies, visit the Policies & Protocols page.

May 2, 2023 -  EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment Until June 16, 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) is soliciting comments for several policies. The draft policies and comment forms may be viewed on the Draft Policies page. The 45-day public comment period ends June 16, 2023. Comments may be submitted online, by email to demiles@sjgov.org, by fax at (209) 468-6725, or by mail. To view the memo, click here.

April 19, 2023 - EMS Advisory Committee Minutes

The draft minutes from the February 9, 2023, EMS Advisory Committee meeting are available for review on the committees page.  The agenda for the May 11, 2023, meeting will be posted and available a week prior to the meeting.

April 13, 2023 - UC Davis Medical Center Training Opportunity May 19-20, 2023

UC Davis Medical Center will be hosting a Trauma Care Conference May 19th and 20th. Use promo code "Prehospital" for a 50% discount on registration fees.  Click here for registration and event details.

April 4, 2023 - SJCEMSA Policy Updates to be Effective July 1, 2023

The following San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) policies have been revised after review of stakeholder comment and EMS Advisory Committee review and will be effective July 1, 2023:

  1. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2549, Needle Cricothyrotomy - TLJV Performance Criteria
  2. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2557, Adult Supraglottic Airway Device Performance Criteria
  3. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2558, Pediatric Supraglottic Airway Device Performance Criteria
  4. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2700, Accreditation, Authorization, and Certification Review Process
  5. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2702, Causes for the Denial or Revocation of a SJCEMSA Prehospital Certificate
  6. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2710, EMT and AEMT Disciplinary Action – SJCEMSA Responsibilities
  7. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2715, Process for EMT and AEMT Disciplinary Action  - Relevant Employer
  8. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2720, Paramedic Employer Reporting Requirements
  9. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2740, Investigative Review Panel
  10. SJCEMSA Policy No. 3410, Field to Hospital Communication
  11. SJCEMSA Policy No. 3411, Prehospital Field to Hospital Report Formats
  12. SJCEMSA Policy No. 4200, Management of Controlled Substances
  13. SJCEMSA Policy No. 4701, Trauma System Management and General Provisions
  14. SJCEMSA Policy No. 4709, Trauma Center Service Areas
  15. SJCEMSA Policy No. 4801, STEMI Receiving Center Designation
  16. SJCEMSA Policy No. 4811, Primary Stroke Center Designation
  17. SJCEMSA Policy No. 5108, Care of Minors in the Field
  18. SJCEMSA Policy No. 6102, EMS Unusual Occurrence Reporting Process
  19. SJCEMSA Policy No. 6102A, Unusual Occurrence Report Form
  20. SJCEMSA Policy No. 6381, STEMI Receiving Center Data Requirements
  21. SJCEMSA Policy No. 6382, Primary Stroke Center Data Requirements
  22. SJCEMSA Policy No. 6715, Trauma Audit Committee

To view the full memorandum, click here. To review these, and all SJCEMSA policies, visit the Policies and Protocols webpage.

 

March 27, 2023 - SJCEMSA Courses Cancelled

The Paramedic Preceptor Conference scheduled for March 31, 2023 and the Policy Skills Review (PSR) scheduled for June 21, 2023, have been cancelled. To see the list of all available trainings, visit the Education and Training webpage.

March 20, 2023 - AMR Compliance Report for January and February 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for January and February 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The AMR agreement 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 January and February 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

March 20, 2023 - ECA Compliance Report for January and February 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for January and February 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The ECA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on ECA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view ECA's January and February 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

March 20, 2023 - MDA Compliance Report for January and February 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for January and February 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The MDA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on MDA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view MDA's January and February 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

March 20, 2023 - RCFD Compliance Report for January and February 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for January and February 2023 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The RCFD agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on RCFD's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view RCFD's January and February 2023 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

March 7, 2023 - SJCEMSA Fax Number

The SJCEMSA fax number is currently down. There is no estimated time of when the issue will be resolved. Do not use the SJCEMSA fax number for any communication until further notice. Call 209-468-6818 for assistance.

March 6, 2023 - SJCEMSA Policy Updates to be Effective April 1, 2023

The following San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) policies have been revised after review of stakeholder comment and EMS Advisory Committee review and will be effective April 1, 2023:

1. SJCEMSA Policy No. 2545, Endotracheal Intubation – Adult Performance Criteria
2. SJCEMSA Policy No. 4101, EMS Response Vehicle Medication and Equipment
3. SJCEMSA Policy No. 4985, Transfer of Patient Care in the Emergency Department
4. SJCEMSA Policy No. 5104, EMT Attending Patient Care During Transport
5. SJCEMSA Policy No. 5107, Use of Patient Restraints
6. SJCEMSA Policy No. 5210, Major Trauma Triage Criteria
7. SJCEMSA Policy No. 5502, BLS Scope of Practice Summary
8. SJCEMSA Policy No. 5700, ALS Treatment Protocols
9. SJCEMSA Policy No. 7001, On Call EMS Duty Officer Notification

To view the full memorandum, click here. To review these, and all SJCEMSA policies, visit the Policies and Protocols webpage.

March 6, 2023 -  EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment Until March 17, 2023

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) is soliciting comments for several policies. The draft policies and comment forms may be viewed on the Draft Policies page. The 14-day public comment period ends March 17, 2023. Comments may be submitted online, by email to demiles@sjgov.org, by fax at (209) 468-6725, or by mail. To view the memo, click here.

March 2, 2023 - 2023 EMSAAC Conference Save the Date

The annual EMSAAC Conference will be held on May 31, 2023 - June 1, 2023. See the event brochure for more details.

February 27, 2023 - Paramedic Preceptor Conference Cancelled

The Paramedic Preceptor Conference scheduled for March 3, 2023 has been cancelled. To see the list of all available trainings, visit the Education and Training webpage.

February 27, 2023 - Rescission of EMS Policy Memorandum Nos. 2021-01, 2021-02, and 2021-03

The purpose of this memorandum is to rescind the following SJCEMSA policy memorandums:

1. No. 2021-01, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Authorization for General Acute Care Hospitals to Employ and Use Prehospital Care Personnel (Revised)
2. No. 2021-02, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Administration by Paramedics
3. No. 2021-03, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Administration by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)

To view the full memorandum, click here.

February 8, 2023 - AMR Compliance Report for November and December 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for November and December 2022 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The AMR agreement 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 November and December 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the   Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

February 8, 2023 - ECA Compliance Report for November and December 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for November and December 2022 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The ECA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on ECA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view ECA's November and December 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the    Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

February 8, 2023 - MDA Compliance Report for November and December 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for November and December 2022 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The MDA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on MDA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view MDA's November and December 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the   Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

February 8, 2023 - RCFD Compliance Report for November and December 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for November and December 2022 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The RCFD agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on RCFD's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view RCFD's November and December 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

February 8, 2023 - AMR Compliance Report for September and October 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for September and October 2022 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The AMR agreement 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 September and October 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the   Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

January 13, 2023 - SJCEMSA Office Closure

The SJCEMSA Office will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023.

January 3, 2023 - New or Updated SJCEMSA Policies Effective January 3, 2023

The SJCEMSA has several new or updated policies effective January 3, 2023.

  1. EMS Policy No. 3204, Rescue-Auto Extrication Response and Reimbursement to the Unprotected Area
  2. EMS Policy No. 3204A, Unprotected Area Response Authorization Form
  3. EMS Policy No. 3204B, CFAA Rate Sheet May 1, 2022
  4. EMS Policy No. 3204C, Rescue-Auto Extrication Invoice Form, and
  5. EMS Policy No. 3205, Response to EMS Incidents in the Unprotected Area may all be viewed on the Policies and Protocols webpage.
 

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