Organized EMS Systems Save Lives
Emergency Medical Services Agencies set the standard for life-saving systems in crisis situations.
We aren’t concerned about what organization provides emergency medical services – public or private ambulance, fire or police or sheriff, county agency or city department or outside contractor. Our job is to ensure that these critical emergency medical services are available, equitable, coordinated, and, most importantly, high quality.
Emergency medical services can be complex. That’s why the folks at local EMS agencies are the people to talk to when you need straight answers.
What We Do
While EMSAAC itself comprises the directors of all 34 LEMSAs in the state and represents all 58 counties, it’s Local Emergency Medical Services Agencies (LEMSA) – that carries out the work under the California Emergency Medical Services Authority. LEMSAs oversee a range of activities related to emergency medical care and pre-hospital services.
Certification & Training
Our certification standards ensure a standard of care across the state. This means that you can be sure that EMS service is consistently high quality no matter where you live in California.
Patient care is at the center of everything we coordinate. Our physician-driven policies and standards are based on real data and are geared toward ensuring equity and quality across the board.
We make certain that each type of medical emergency is met with the exact right solution when Californians call 911. Our standards and training programs empower the dispatchers on the other end of the line to calmly provide help – and hope – for people experiencing a medical crisis.
Our disaster planning, response coordination, and real-time supply chain support streamlines the way multiple agencies work together, preventing fragmentation and providing better outcomes for all. We get medical resources where they need to be.