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August 15, 2022 - Monkeypox Precautions

Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the Monkeypox virus and is currently being monitored by the San Joaquin County Public Health Department. Emergency Medical Personnel are encouraged to maintain universal precautions on all patients and remain diligent on practicing good hand hygiene. Please refer to the following websites for informational material and updated guidance included PPE standards:

  1. San Joaquin County Public Health Services http://www.sjcphs.org/Disease/Monkeypox.aspx,
  2. California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Monkeypox.aspx,
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/prevention/protect-yourself.html.

August 12, 2022 - AMR Compliance Report for May and June 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for May and June 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 May and June 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

August 12, 2022 - ECA Compliance Report for May and June 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for May and June 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 May and June 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the   Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

August 12, 2022 - MDA Compliance Report for May and June 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for May and June 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 May and June 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

August 12, 2022 - RCFD Compliance Report for May and June 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for May and June 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 May and June 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

August 3, 2022 - Appointment of New San Joaquin County EMS Administrator

Effective Monday, August 1, 2022, Jared Bagwell has been appointed as the Director of San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency. To view the full memorandum, click here.

July 28, 2022- Revision to EMS Policy No. 6621A - EMT Enhanced Skills Audit Form

EMS Policy No. 6621A - EMT Enhanced Skills Audit Form has been revised to fix a typo located in the naloxone section. To view the revised form and all SJCEMSA policies, visit the Policies and Protocols page.

July 15, 2022 - 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.

July 8, 2022 - Rescinded Policy Memorandums

The purpose of this memorandum is to rescind several SJCEMSA policy memorandums. Click here to view the memorandum.

July 5, 2022 - New or Updated SJCEMSA Policies Effective July 1, 2022

The SJCEMSA has several new or updated policies effective July 1, 2022. EMS Policy No. 2910, SJCEMSA Course Instruction Authorization, EMS Policy No. 4981, Receiving Hospital Status, and EMS Policy No. 5109, Patient Refusal or Transport - Against Medical Advice may be viewed on the Policies and Protocols webpage.

July 1, 2022- SJCEMSA Office Closure

The SJCEMSA Office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022.

July 1, 2022 - Paramedic Preceptor Applications Open

Paramedic Preceptor applications are now open and will be accepted through July 31, 2022. 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 30, 2022 - Online Application Portal System Maintenance

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency Online Application Portal will not be available from June 30, 2022, at 5pm until July 1, 2022 at 8am due to system maintenance.

June 27, 2022 - Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Report for 2021

In 2021, the San Joaquin County EMS System experienced on average eighty-one (81) medical cardiac arrests each month. According to the CARES data, San Joaquin County demonstrates that its EMS system (prehospital, hospital, and specialty care) provides high performance and superior cardiac outcomes. To view the full memorandum, click here.

June 24, 2022 - EMS Policy No. 3202A, Medical Priority Dispatch System Use and Assignments, Appendix A

Effective June 24, 2022, EMS Policy No. 3202A, Medical Priority Dispatch System Use and Assignments, Appendix A, has been updated to reflect changes to the Stockton Fire Department (SFD) EMS response assignments. To view the updated policy appendix A, click here.

June 23, 2022 - New Fee Schedule Effective July 1, 2022

The San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) has updated its fee schedule effective July 1, 2022. Visit the SJCEMSA Fee Schedule page to view the fees.

June 21, 2022 - AMR Compliance Report for March and April 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for March and April 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 March and April 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

June 21,  2022 - ECA Compliance Report for March and April 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for March and April 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 March and April 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the  Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

June 21,  2022 - MDA Compliance Report for March and April 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for March and April 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 March and April 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

June 21,  2022 - RCFD Compliance Report for March and April 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for March and April 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 March and April 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

June 17, 2022 -  EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment Until August 1, 2022

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 August 1, 2022. 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.

May 25, 2022 - Implementation of EMT Scope of Practice and Related Policies - Public Comment Open Until July 11, 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) is soliciting comments for several policies. The policies and forms may be viewed or downloaded from the Draft Policies page. The 45-day public comment period ends July 11, 2022. Completed comment forms should be submitted by email to Marissa Matta at mamatta@sjgov.org or by U.S. Mail to the San Joaquin County EMS Agency, PO Box 220, French Camp, CA 95231. To view the memo, click here.

May 16, 2022 - Employment Opportunities 

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is recruiting for an EMS Administrator until June 10, 2022 and an EMS Specialist until May 27, 2022. Visit San Joaquin County's Employment Opportunities web page for more information.

May 11, 2022 – South San Joaquin County Fire Authority, et al v. San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency, et al

Click here to read an update on Case No. MSRA 20-0007 South San Joaquin County Fire Authority, et al v. San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency, et al.

May 3, 2022 – EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2022-02 Rescission

EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2022-02, American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease Registry is being rescinded, as the trial period has ended. Direct any questions to Jeff Costa, RN, EMS Critical Care Coordinator at 209-468-6818.

April 28, 2022 - AMR Compliance Report for January and February 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for January and February 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 January and February 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

April 28, 2022 - ECA Compliance Report for January and February 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for January and February 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 January and February 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

April 28, 2022 - MDA Compliance Report for January and February 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for January and February 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 January and February 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

April 28, 2022 - RCFD Compliance Report for January and February 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for January and February 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 January and February 2022 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

April 27, 2022 - EMSA STEMI & Stroke Summits

Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is hosting two virtual summits on ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and stroke management and on June 27, 2022 and June 28, 2022 respectively. See flyer for more details. Online registration is now open. Please share with any interested parties.

April 12, 2022 - Rescinded EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-04 (Revised v.6): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily ACF Bed Polling

Effective April 11, 2022, EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-04 (Revised v.6): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily ACF Bed Polling is rescinded. Please direct any questions to Jeff Costa, RN, EMS Critical Care Coordinator at 209-468-6818.

March 31, 2022 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2022-03, Transfer of Prehospital Patient Care from ALS Non-transport to BLS Staffed Ambulance

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify that a non-transport paramedic may transfer patient care to an emergency ambulance service provider basic life support (BLS) staffed ambulance emergency medical technician (EMT) when the patient does not require advanced life support (ALS) care as outlined in this memorandum. To view the policy memorandum, click here.

March 31, 2022 - Paramedic Accreditation Officer Applications Open

Paramedic Accreditation Officer applications will be open and accepted from April 1, 2022, through April 30, 2022. 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 Accreditation Officer. Click the  Paramedic Accreditation Officer flyer for details.

March 25, 2022 - EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment Until May 9, 2022

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) is soliciting comments for several draft policies. The draft policy and forms may be viewed or downloaded from the Draft Policies page. The 45-day public comment period ends May 9, 2022. Completed comment forms should be submitted by email to Marissa Matta at mamatta@sjgov.org or by U.S. Mail to the San Joaquin County EMS Agency, PO Box 220, French Camp, CA 95231. To view the memo, click here.

March 24, 2022 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2020-19 (Revised v.6), Coronavirus (COVID-19) EMS Personnel Applicants

The purpose of this memorandum is to notify all prehospital care providers of changes to requirements for EMS personnel whose certification, accreditation, or authorization is set to expire during the current COVID-19 pandemic. To view the revised memorandum, click  here.

March 23, 2022 - EMS Policy No. 5103, Determination of Death in the Field

Effective April 1, 2022, EMS Policy No. 5103, Determination of Death in the Field, Section II, B, has been changed to reflect that rigor mortis and lividity are now individual qualifiers for meeting the obvious signs of death criteria. To view the full memorandum, click here.

March 21, 2022 - AMR Compliance Report for November and December 2021

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for November and December 2021 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 2021 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

March 21, 2022 - ECA Compliance Report for November and December 2021

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for November and December 2021 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 2021 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

March 21, 2022 - MDA Compliance Report for November and December 2021

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for November and December 2021 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 2021 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

March 21, 2022 - RCFD Compliance Report for November and December 2021

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for November and December 2021 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 2021 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Ambulance Contract Compliance Reports page.

March 1, 2022 - EMS Policy No. 3400 Implementation

EMS Policy No. 3400 and 3400A have been merged into one policy. To view EMS Policy No. 3400, Med Net Radio Communications Plan, click here.

February 24, 2022 - Revision of EMS Policy No. 3400A, Incident Radio Communications Plan (ICS 205)

The purpose of this memorandum is to correct an error in the special instructions of EMS Policy No. 3400, Med Net Radio Communications Plan. To view the full memorandum, click here.

February 10, 2022 - Availability of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Therapeutics (v.4)

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform about current COVID-19 therapeutic products available in San Joaquin County. To view the updated memorandum, click here.

January 12, 2022 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2022-01, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Non-emergent Patient Transportation

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to temporarily revise EMS Policy No. 5201, Medical Patient Destination by prohibiting the transportation of non-emergent medical patients from the scene of a medical emergency to receiving hospitals located in Sacramento County. To view the memorandum, click here.

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