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

Meeting Schedule

EMS System Collaborative Meeting

Standing meeting rotation –  1st Thursday of every other month at 2 p.m.

EMS Quality Improvement Meetings

  • 2019
    • March 21, 2019
      • April 3, 2019
    • June 20, 2019
    • September 19, 2019
    • December 19, 2019

      Meeting Schedule

  • 8:30–9:30 EMD QI
  • 9:30–10:30 STEMI QI
  • 10:30–11:30 STROKE QI
  • 1:30–2:30 TRAUMA QI
  • 2:30–3:30 PEDIATRIC QI
  • 3:30–4:30 GENERAL QI

Medical Director Forum

  • May 2, 2019 – 1 p.m.
  • September 5, 2019 – 1 p.m.

Emergency Medical Resposne Steering Committee

  • March 7, 2019 – 1 p.m.
  • November 7, 2019 – 1 p.m.

Emergency Medical Care Advisory Board (EMCAB)

Emergency Medical Care Advisory Board (EMCAB)

EMCAB Information and Membership (to Board of Supervisors website)
EMCAB Bylaws – EMCAB approved 2/14/2019

EMCAB meetings are live streamed on YouTube. Search for KernPublicHealth channel to view.