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
You know the difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had CPR training, and most would be willing to use CPR or an AED to help save a stranger’s life. Yet only 11% say they’ve used CPR in an actual emergency—that’s a number we can increase together.
When that emergency call comes in your team will be ready. But what if someone was already at the scene, applying lifesaving CPR and defibrillation until the EMS team arrived? With PulsePoint, your dispatch system immediately alerts CPR-trained bystanders about a nearby SCA event through the free PulsePoint Respond mobile app, and lets them know the location of the closest AED.
Get the app. Locate AEDs. Help Save Lives.
Download the Pulsepoint App today: https://www.pulsepoint.org/