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Emergency Medical Care Committee

  • MEETINGS & LOCATION

    April and October, 10:00-12:00 PM
    EMS Agency
    801 Gateway Blvd.
    So. San Francisco, CA 94080

  • CONTACT

    Travis Kusman, MPH, Paramedic
    Director, Emergency Medical Services Agency
    801 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 200
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    Phone: 650-573-2564
    E-Mail: [email protected]

  • WEBSITE

    https://www.smchealth.org/ems

  • MEMBERSHIP

  • TERMS

    4 years; maximum 12 years

  • DUTIES

    The Emergency Medical Care Committee shall at least annually, review and report to the Board of Supervisors and local EMS Agency its observations and recommendations relative to its review of the emergency medical services system in San Mateo County. This review will include, but not be limited to, ambulance services, emergency medical care, and first aid practices, and program for training people in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and lifesaving first aid techniques, and public participation in such programs in San Mateo County.

  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY

    Board of Supervisors

  • COMPENSATION

    None

  • COUNSEL

    Rebecca M. Archer, Deputy County Counsel
    Office of the County Counsel
    400 County Center, 6th Floor
    Redwood City, CA 94063

  • AUTHORITY

    Health & Safety Code Sections 1797.270, 1797.272, 1797.74, 1797.276; Resolution No. 25072 adopted May 1968; Resolution No. 37712 adopted September 1977; Resolution No. 53276 adopted October 1989; Resolution No. 55838 adopted February 1992; Resolution No. 076854 adopted August 6, 2019.

  • PUBLICATIONSEMCC_Bylaws.pdf
  • Sours: https://sanmateocounty.granicus.com/boards/w/1adda2d08e9b063b/boards/17275

    EMS Providers

    Initial EMT Certificate

    *Beginning 4/1/2021 applicants must apply through the online application process*

    You should review the Agency’s policy PER 1 - EMT Certification on EMT certificate and EMT certificate renewals before proceeding with your application.

    **Prior to completing any of the steps below, please go to the San Mateo County EMS online certification system and verify your account. If you do not have an account on the system, create one prior to proceeding. Failure to do so prior to initiating the application process may result in substantial delays in processing your application**

    Eligibility Requirements

    The following requirements apply to all applicants who have never been certified through San Mateo County as an EMT, or whose EMT certificate has been expired for more than 24 months:

    1. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
    2. Provide a current government-issued photo ID (e.g., state driver’s license, state ID card, military ID card, passport).
    3. Meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
      • Possess a current and valid National Registry EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic registration certificate; or,
      • Possess a current and valid out-of-state Advanced EMT or Paramedic certificate; or,
      • Possess a current and valid California Advanced EMT certificate or a current and valid California Paramedic license.
    4. Not be precluded from certification for reasons defined in Section 1798.200(c)(1) through (c)(12) of the Health and Safety Code.

    Online Application

    Once these requirements are met, complete the EMT – Initial Certification online application and pay the established non-refundable fee.

    Live Scan Information

    Once your application is submitted, complete a Department of Justice Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check. Information and documentation on obtaining a Live Scan will be sent to you once your online application is submitted. 

    Do not complete a Live Scan until you have submitted your online application for an initial EMT certificate. Live Scan results submitted to the Agency before an application is on file are not retained by the Agency. If you complete a Live Scan before submitting your application you may be required to complete a new Live Scan and pay the required fees.

    The Agency does not release information contained in the Live Scan background report. For information on obtaining a copy of your Live Scan background results, or for information on the status of your Live Scan, contact the California Department of Justice by visiting https://applicantstatus.doj.ca.gov/

    Issuance of California EMT Certificate

    An application for an initial EMT certificate may take up to 30 days to process from the time the application is complete. Applications that disclose any criminal history or administrative actions against a healthcare license may take up to 60 days to process. Information regarding the status of your application may be found by visiting the online portal.

    California EMT Certificate valid Statewide

    A California EMT certificate issued by San Mateo County or any other certifying entity is valid statewide. You are not required to obtain a California EMT certificate from San Mateo County EMS to work as an EMT in San Mateo County.

    EMT Certificate Renewal

    * Beginning 4/1/2021 applicants must apply through the online application process*

    You should review the Agency’s policy PER 1 - EMT Certification on EMT certificate and EMT certificate renewals before proceeding with your application.

    **Prior to completing any of the steps below, please go to the San Mateo County EMS online certification system and verify your account. If you do not have an account on the system, create one prior to proceeding. Failure to do so prior to initiating the application process may result in substantial delays in processing your application**

    Eligibility Requirements

    ***PER THE GOVERNOR’S 8/16/2021 EXECUTIVE ORDER (N-12-21) AND CA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AUTHORITY UPDATED GUIDANCE (8/25/2021), CURRENTLY, A SKILLS COMPETENCY VERIFICATION FORM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR RENEWAL OR REINSTATEMENT OF AN EMT CERTIFICATE***

    To maintain certification, all candidates must:

    1. Possess a valid and current California EMT certificate.
    2. Complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of approved prehospital continuing education within the two (2) year certification period.
    3. Pay the appropriate fee.

    Once these requirements are met:

    • Applicants whose current EMT certificate was issued by San Mateo County EMS must complete the EMT – Recertification (Current or expired less than 12 months) online application.
    • Applicants whose current EMT certification was not issued by San Mateo County EMS must complete the EMT – Recertification (New to San Mateo County) online application.

    In order to complete the application, copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded into the system:

    • Current government-issued photo ID (e.g., state drivers license, state ID card, military ID card, passport)
    • If applicable, court records and/or police reports as requested during the application process (these records must be attached to each application submitted, whether the EMS Agency has received them previously or not)

    Online applications will not be accepted until all the required documentation has been uploaded.

    Once the online application has been submitted and the EMS Agency has confirmed that the applicant meets all the criteria specified in Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, Article 5 of the California Health and Safety Code, an individual shall be recertified as an Emergency Medical Technician. This certification is valid throughout the State of California.

    If the recertification requirements were met within six (6) months prior to the expiration date, the effective date of the certification shall be the expiration date of the current certification.

    Certification cards will be mailed to applicants following verification of documentation submitted with the application.

    Expired EMT Certificate

    *Beginning 4/1/2021 applicants must apply through the online application process*

    You should review the Agency’s policy PER 1 - EMT Certification on EMT certificate and EMT certificate renewals before proceeding with your application.

    **Prior to completing any of the steps below, please go to the San Mateo County EMS online certification system and verify your account. If you do not have an account on the system, create one prior to proceeding. Failure to do so prior to initiating the application process may result in substantial delays in processing your application**

    Eligibility Requirements

    Requirements for recertification of a lapsed EMT certificate depend on the period of time the certificate has lapsed. Select the appropriate option below, based on the amount of time that the certification has lapsed:

    For a lapse of less than six (6) months:

    Follow the instructions on the “EMT Certificate Renewal” tab

    For a lapse of six (6) months or more, but less than twelve (12) months:

    ***PER THE GOVERNOR’S 8/16/2021 EXECUTIVE ORDER (N-12-21) AND CA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AUTHORITY UPDATED GUIDANCE (8/25/2021), CURRENTLY A SKILLS COMPETENCY VERIFICATION FORM IS NOT REQUIRED FOR RENEWAL OR REINSTATEMENT OF AN EMT CERTIFICATE***

    1. Complete a minimum of thirty-six (36) hours of approved prehospital continuing education within the prior two (2) year period.

    Once these requirements are met:

    • Applicants whose current EMT certificate was issued by San Mateo County EMS must complete the EMT – Recertification (Current or expired less than 12 months) online application.
    • Applicants whose current EMT certification was not issued by San Mateo County EMS must complete the EMT – Recertification (New to San Mateo County) online application.

    In order to complete the online application, copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded into the system: 

    • Current government-issued photo ID (e.g., state drivers license, state ID card, military ID card, passport)
    • If applicable, court records and/or police reports as requested during the application process (these records must be attached to each application submitted, whether the EMS Agency has received them previously or not)

    Upon completion of the appropriate requirements listed above, and confirmation that the applicant meets all the criteria specified in Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, Article 5 of the California Health and Safety Code, an individual shall be recertified as an Emergency Medical Technician. This certification is valid throughout the State of California. 

    Certification cards will be mailed to applicants following verification of documentation submitted with the application.

    For a lapse of twelve (12) months or more, but less than twenty-four (24) months:

    1. Possess a California EMT certificate that is expired for more than twelve (12) months, but less than twenty-four (24) months.
    2. Complete a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours of approved prehospital continuing education within the prior two (2) year period.
    3. Successfully complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) written and skills exam within the past two (2) years.
    4. Complete a Department of Justice Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check.

    Once these requirements are met, complete the EMT – Recertification (Expired over 12 months) online application. 

    In order to complete the application, copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded into the system: 

    • Current government-issued photo ID (e.g., state drivers license, state ID card, military ID card, passport)
    • Completed skills competency form EMSA-SCV 1/17
    • If applicable, court records and/or police reports as requested during the application process (these records must be attached to each application submitted, whether the EMS Agency has received them previously or not)

    Upon completion of the appropriate requirements listed above, and confirmation that the applicant meets all the criteria specified in Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, Article 5 of the California Health and Safety Code, an individual shall be recertified as an Emergency Medical Technician. This certification is valid throughout the State of California. 

    Certification cards will be mailed to applicants following verification of documentation submitted with the application.

    Paramedic Accreditation

    ** Beginning 4/1/2021 applicants must apply through the online application process**

    You should review the Agency’s policy PER 2 - Paramedic Accreditation before proceeding with your application.

    Eligibility Requirements

    All candidates for paramedic accreditation in San Mateo County shall meet the following accreditation requirements:

    1. Possess a current California paramedic license.
    2. Be employed as a paramedic with a designated San Mateo County ALS service provider or the EMS Agency (i.e. AMR or Fire Service ALS provider).

    Once these requirements are met, please complete the Paramedic – Initial Accreditation online application.

    In order to complete the application, copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded into the system:

    • Gov’t issued photo ID
    • Current and valid California Paramedic License
    • CPR Certification
    • ACLS Certification
    • PALS/PEPP Certification
    • Prehospital Traumatic Life Support (PHTLS) or International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Certification
    • If applicable, court records and/or police reports as requested during the application process

    Online applications will not be accepted until all the required documentation has been uploaded.

    Once the online application has been submitted and the EMS Agency has confirmed that the applicant meets all the criteria specified in Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 4, Article 5, Section 100166 of the California Code of Regulations, an individual shall be accredited as a Paramedic in San Mateo County.

    Maintaining Paramedic Accreditation

    1. Paramedic accreditation to practice in San Mateo County shall be continuous if the accredited paramedic meets the following requirements: 
      • Continuously possesses a valid California paramedic license, AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS/PEPP, and a County-approved trauma credential;
      • Maintains continuous employment as a paramedic with a LEMSA authorized ALS service provider or within the LEMSA.
      • Has completed each annual LEMSA required policy, procedure, and protocol update subsequent to attaining initial accreditation.
    2. Complete an electronic application for paramedic reaccreditation through the LEMSA’s online license management system within thirty (30) calendar days of California paramedic licensure renewal;
    3. Continuous accreditation shall be verified and authorized by the LEMSA every two (2) years in a period that coincides with the paramedic’s California paramedic licensure.
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    Emergency Medical Services

    Administers the 911 emergency number and establishes policies and procedures for all emergency service providers in the county. The three-digit number, 911, rings an emergency dispatcher for police, fire and ambulance services throughout the county. Callers will be requested to give an address and nearest cross street and call-back phone number. A brief description of the problem will be requested and first-aid instructions will be given if that is the nature of the problem. No coins are necessary to call this number from a pay phone. Call the business number to discuss any problems regarding any services of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) office . Also monitors the care provided by private, non-emergency ambulance providers. May also provide speakers about Emergency Medical Services.

    225 - 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403 37.5314294 -122.3006094 Government

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    Vary according to service as established by ambulance companies and the level of service requested. Cash, Medi-Cal, Medicare, military insurance and private insurance accepted. Ill or injured persons needing emergency care and/or ambulance transportation None Apply by phone. No wait.
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    Ambulance Services in San Mateo County, California

    There are 5 Ambulance Services in San Mateo County, California, serving a population of 763,450 people in an area of 449 square miles. There is 1 Ambulance Service per 152,690 people, and 1 Ambulance Service per 89 square miles.

    In California, San Mateo County is ranked 36th of 58 counties in Ambulance Services per capita, and 6th of 58 counties in Ambulance Services per square mile.

    List of San Mateo County Ambulance Services

    Find San Mateo County, California ambulances.

    About San Mateo County Ambulances

    San Mateo County Ambulances provide emergency and non-emergency medical transport for patients going to hospitals, medical centers, and other health care facilities in San Mateo County, CA. Ambulance Services can be provided by a variety of San Mateo County government, private non-profit, or for-profit entities. San Mateo County Ambulance Service providers may only provide transport services, or they may offer transport services in conjunction with Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

    You may contact Ambulance Services for questions about:
    • San Mateo County Ambulance Companies
    • Emergency transportation in San Mateo County
    • Insurance coverage and billing
    • San Mateo County Ambulance Service jobs and employment
    • Call 9-1-1 for emergencies

    Ambulance Services near San Mateo County

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