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)

All-Purpose Application Form

All Purpose Application Form

For certification, re-certification, accreditation, and re-accreditation for EMT-I, Paramedic, MICN, or EMD.


Instructions for EMT-1 Certification.
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Instructions for those certified as EMT-1 that are seeking re-certification, who have not already expired.
Skills Form(PDF)
Authorized Skills Verification Signers
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Live Scan application instructions (PDF)
Criminal background checks are required prior to certification or re-certification as an EMT-1.

Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN)

livescan_application (MICN)
Live Scan application instructions (PDF)
Live scan finger printing is required prior to accreditation or re-accreditation as an MICN

Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD)

livescan_application (EMD)
Live scan finger printing is required prior to accreditation or re-accreditation as an EMD.