Emergency Medical Services

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Mission

To assure the safety and health of Kern County residents by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual quality improvement in emergency medical service care.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) includes the system of services organized to provide rapid response to serious medical emergencies, including immediate medical care and patient transport to definitive care in an appropriate hospital setting. EMS includes:

  • Public safety dispatch
  • Fire services first response and treatment
  • Private ground and air ambulance response, treatment and transport
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Hospitals and specialty care centers
  • Training institutions and programs for EMS personnel
  • Managed care organizations
  • Preventative health care
  • Citizen and medical advisory groups

Ambulance

Ambulance Rates

KERN COUNTY AMBULANCE RATES (Effective October 19, 2018)

Rate Category Hall Ambulance
Service
Operational Areas
1,2,4,5,8,9,11
Delano Ambulance
Service
Operational Areas
3
Liberty Ambulance
Service
Operational Areas
6,7
 

BLS Base Rate


1,857.30


1,646.49


2171.13

 

ALS Base Rate


2,095.61


1,791.49


2,662.40

 

Critical Care Base Rate


3,973.85



2,700.00

 

Emergency Call/Unscheduled


112.00


105.00


105.00

 

Oxygen Use


79.00


80.00


90.00

 

Night Call (7 to 7)


89.00


100.00


125.00

 

Mileage (per mile) ALS/BLS


31.00


29.00


34.18

 

Fuel Surcharge


0.33


0.18


0.18

 

Allowable ALS/BLS per mile charge


31.33


29.18


34.18

 

Mileage (per mile) CCT


35.00



35.00

 

Waiting Time/15 minutes


35.00


55.00


51.00

 

Spinal Immobilization


45.00


140.00


114.00

 

Electrocardiogram


75.00


100.00


175.00

 

Splinting


30.00


50.00


85.00

 

Major Trauma/Medical


85.00


50.00


180.00

 

Disposable Supplies


Up to 500.00


Up to 750.00


Up to 900.00

 

Extra Attendant


42.50 + 1.00/mile



150.00

 

Advanced Airway Maintenance


60.00


60.00


125.00

 

Medication Administration


Varies


15.00


82.00

 

Venipuncture


32.00


40.00


140.00

 

Pulse Oximetry


57.00


50.00


78.00

 

Special Handling


65.00 to 100.00



225.00

 

Non-Transport Dry Run


Up to 5,000.00


0 to 5,000.00


0 to 5,000.00

 

BLS Standby Rate/hour


158.89


124.68


199.36

 

ALS Standby Rate/hour


204.12


161.47


253.50

 

Last Baseline Established


May 21, 2014


June 11, 2014


May 21, 2014

 

First COLA


July 1, 2015


July 1, 2015


July 1, 2015

 

Second COLA


July 1, 2016


July 1, 2016


July 1, 2016

 

Third COLA




 

Fourth COLA




Ambulance Ordinance

Ambulance Performance Standards

Reporting Templates

EOA Reports

EOA1     EOA1_Map
EOA1 Jan2018 EOA1 Feb2018 EOA1 Mar2018 EOA1 Apr2018
EOA1May2018 EOA1 June2018 EOA1July2018 EOA1Aug2018
EOA1Sept2018 EOA1Oct2018 EOA1Nov2018 EOA1Dec 2018
Annual Tally-EOA 1 Hall-Jan-Sep Annual Tally-EOA 1 Hall-Oct-Dec    
EOA1     EOA1_Map
EOA1Jan2019 EOA1Feb2019 EOA1Mar2019 EOA1Apr2019
EOA1May2019      
       
       

EOA 2     EOA2_Map
EOA2 Jan2018 EOA2 Feb2018 EOA2 Mar2018 EOA2 Apr2018
EOA2 May2018 EOA2 June2018 EOA2July2018 EOA2Aug2018
EOA2Sept2018 EOA2Oct2018 EOA2Nov2018 EOA2Dec2018
Annual Tally-EOA 2 HALL-Jan-Sep Annual Tally-EOA 2 HALL-Oct-Dec    
EOA 2     EOA2_Map
EOA2Jan2019 EOA2Feb2019 EOA2Mar2019 EOA2Apr2019
EOA2May2019      
       
       

EOA3     EOA3_Map
EOA3 Jan2018 EOA3 Feb2018   EOA3 Apr2018
EOA3 May2018 EOA3 June2018 EOA3July2018 EOA3Aug2018
EOA3Sept2018 EOA3Oct2018 EOA3Nov2018 EOA3Dec2018
Annual Tally-EOA 3 DELANO-Jan-Sep Annual Tally-EOA 3 DELANO-Oct-Dec    
EOA3     EOA3 Map
EOA3Jan2019 EOA3Feb2019 EOA3Mar2019 EOA3Apr2019
EOA3May2019      
       
       

EOA4     EOA4_Map
EOA4 Jan2018 EOA4 Feb2018 EOA4 Mar2018 EOA4 Apr2018
EOA4 May2018 EOA4 June2018 EOA4July2018 EOA4Aug2018
EOA4Sept2018 EOA4Oct2018 EOA4Nov2018 EOA4Dec2018
Annual Tally-EOA 4 HALL-Jan-Sep Annual Tally-EOA 4 HALL-Oct-Sep    
EOA4     EOA4 Map
EOA4Jan2019 EOA4Feb2019 EOA4Mar2019 EOA4Apr2019
EOA4May2019      
       
       

EOA5     EOA5 Map
EOA5 Jan2018 EOA5 Feb2018 EOA5 Mar2018 EOA5 Apr2018
EOA5 May2018 EOA5 JUNE2018 EOA5July2018 EOA5Aug2018
EOA 5 merged with EOA 4      
Annual Tally 2018      

EOA6     EOA6 Map
EOA6 Jan2018 EOA6 Feb2018 EOA6 Mar2018 EOA6 Apr2018
EOA6 May2018 EOA6 June2018 EOA6July2018 EOA6Aug2018
EOA6Sept2018 EOA6Oct2018 EOA6Nov2018 EOA6Dec2018
Annual Tally-EOA 6 Liberty-Jan-Sep Annual Tally-EOA 6 Liberty-Oct-Dec    
EOA6     EOA6 Map
EOA6Jan2019 EOA6Feb2019 EOA6Mar 2019 EOA6Apr2019
EOA6May2019      
       
       

EOA7     EOA7 Map
EOA7 Jan2018 EOA7 Feb2018 EOA7 Mar2018 EOA7 Apr2018
EOA7 May2018 EOA7 June2018 EOA7July2018 EOA7Aug2018
EOA7Sept2018 EOA7Oct2018 EOA7Nov2018 EOA7Dec2018
Annual Tally-EOA 7 Liberty-Jan-Sep Annual Tally-EOA 7 Liberty-Oct-Dec    
EOA7     EOA7 Map
EOA7Jan2019 EOA7Feb2019 EOA7Mar2019 EOA7Apr2019
EOA7May2019      
       
       

EOA8     EOA8_Map
EOA8 Jan2018 EOA8 Feb2018 EOA8 Mar2018 EOA8 Apr2018
EOA8 May2018 EOA8 June2018 EOA8July2018 EOA8Aug2018
EOA8Sept2018 EOA8Oct2018 EOA8Nov2018 EOA8Dec2018
Annual Tally-EOA 8 HALL-Jan-Sep Annual Tally-EOA 8 HALL-Oct-Dec    
EOA8     EOA8_Map
EOA8Jan2019 EOA8Feb2019 EOA8Mar2019 EOA8Apr2019
EOA8May2019      
       
       

EOA9     EOA9_Map
EOA9 Jan2018 EOA9 Feb2018 EOA9 Mar2018 EOA9 Apr2018
EOA9 May2018 EOA9 June2018 EOA9July2018 EOA9Aug2018
EOA9Sept2018 EOA9Oct2018 EOA9Nov2018 EOA9Dec2018
Annual Tally-EOA 9 HALL-Jan-Sep Annual Tally-EOA 9 HALL-Oct-Dec    
EOA9     EOA9_Map
EOA9Jan2019 EOA9Feb2019 EOA9Mar2019 EOA9Apr2019
EOA9May2019      
       
       

EOA11     EOA11_Map
EOA11 Jan2018 EOA11 Feb2018 EOA11 Mar2018 EOA11 Apr2018
EOA11 MAY2018 EOA11 June2018 EOA11July2018 EOA11Aug2018
EOA11Sept2018 EOA11Oct2018 EOA11Nov2018 EOA11DEC2018
Annual Tally-EOA 11 Hall-Jan-Sep Annual Tally-EOA 11 Hall-Oct-Dec    
EOA11     EOA11_Map
EOA11Jan2019 EOA11Feb2019 EOA11Mar2019 EOA11Apr2019
EOA11May2019      
       
       

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