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

Public Comments

ePCR Policy 15 day Public Comment Period - 8-20-2019 to 9-4-2019

EMS Special Event Policy - 2nd Public Comment Period - August 2nd, 2019 - August 17th, 2019

EMS Inappropriate User Policy - Formerly Kern EMS Abuser Policy - 2nd Public Comment - August 2nd, 2019 - August 17th, 2019

ePCR Policy Update - Public Comment - July 1st, 2019 through July 31st, 2019

STEMI System of Care Policy Update - Public Comment - June 24, 2019 through July 23, 2019

Kern EMS Abuse Policy - Public Comment - June 7, 2019 to July 8th, 2019

Special Event Policy - Public Comment - June 7, 2019 to July 8th, 2019

Against Medical Advise(AMA) Policy – Public Comment – August 7, 2018 to September 6, 2018

Paramedic First Responder Policy – Public Comment – August 7, 2018 to September 6, 2018

Paramedic Preceptor Policy – Public Comment – August 7, 2018 to September 6, 2018 - Second Public Comment Period - December 12, 2018 to January 12, 2019

EMT Protocols – Public Comment – February 9th, 2018 – March 12, 2018

HP-CPR – Public Comment – February 2nd, 2018 – March 5th, 2018

Offload to Triage Policy – Public Comment – February 2nd, 2018 – March 5th, 2018