Emergency Medical Services
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
Certification (EMT-I, EMT-P, MICN, EMD)
For certification, re-certification, accreditation, and re-accreditation for EMT-I, Paramedic, MICN, or EMD.
Instructions for EMT-1 Certification.
Instructions for those certified as EMT-1 that are seeking re-certification, who have not already expired.
Authorized Skills Verification Signers
Live Scan application instructions (PDF)
Criminal background checks are required prior to certification or re-certification as an EMT-1.
Mandatory Testing Procedure (PDF) Effective January, 1 2015
Mandatory Remedial Education Notice (PDF) Effective January 1, 2015
Paramedic Skills Verification Form (PDF)
Paramedic Preceptor Accreditation Policy (PDF) Updated 08/25/2014
SCV signers & Approved CE providers (PDF) Updated 1/03/2018
Approved Defibrillation and Combitube Providers (PDF)