Welcome to the County of El Dorado 

Emergency Medical Services Agency 

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The mission of the County of El Dorado Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency is to ensure that the EMS system delivers the highest possible quality of prehospital emergency medical care to victims of 

illness and injury in the County of El Dorado.

EMS Menu (click here to view)

EMS Agency Office Location

The El Dorado County EMS Agency location and mailing address are: 

2900 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667

Please update your address listing accordingly. Our location is below the El Dorado County Library and accessed from the rear of the building, through the loading dock. Click here for more information.


April 26, 2019         Measles Outbreak in California

January 29, 2019           Measles Outbreak in Washington State

El Dorado County Public Health Nursing 2018 Community Flu Clinics

Western Slope Flu Clinics - Locations and Times

South Lake Tahoe Flu Clinics - Locations and Times

Efforts Underway in El Dorado County to Address Opioid Abuse

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El Dorado County 2016 Quality Improvement Plan Approved by EMS Authority

Click here to view the Plan

Public Health Advisory

Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus Infections Among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness - June, 13, 2018

Hepatitis A Outbreaks in California - September 29, 2017

CDPH Hepatitis A Virus Environmental Sanitation Resources
CDPH Hepatitis A Clinical Advisory Update - October 19, 2017

EMS Authority Personnel Newsletter

Spring 2018

Winter 2017/2018

Fall 2017

To sign up for the EMSA E-Newsletter click here.

Zika Virus Information

Last update January 12, 2018

Ebola Virus Information

 As of June 2017

PAC, CQI, and MAC Meetings

Now that the EMS Agency has relocated, we will be utilizing the Health and Human Services Agency's Sierra Conference Room for PAC, CQI, MAC and ePCR meetings. The Sierra Conference Room is located at:

3057 Briw Road, Suite B
Placerville, CA 95667

Please click here for a map!


The EMS Agency is excited to announce that the Paramedic Accreditation Training & Skills (PATS) web database program is up and running! The database is designed to facilitate the tracking of skills required for accreditation and re-certification of Paramedics. Please click on the PATS link (located in the menu at the top left of the page) to begin tracking your skills and training today! Please contact the EMS Agency with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this new program.

Paramedic Application Informational Videos

The EMS Authority (EMSA) is proud to present its new Paramedic Application Informational Videos. All too often paramedic initial and renewal applications are returned for simple and preventable mistakes. In an effort to help paramedics avoid licensure delays, the staff at EMSA has put together videos for reducing simple errors on the paramedic applications, these videos offer tips on identifying common mistakes and how to avoid them. The videos run between 4-6 minutes creating a quick and informative aide. Click on the following link to access the video:


Policies/Procedures/Protocols Effective July 1st, 2018


Summary of EDCEMSA Policy Changes effective July 1, 2018


Field Policies

ALS Unit Minimum Equipment Inventories
Controlled Substances
EMS Aircraft
Guidelines for Interfacility Transfer of 5150 Patients
Inter-County EMT-Paramedic Response and Transport
Management of Taser/Stun Device Patients
MCI Plan
Nerve Agent Exposure
On-Scene Photography
Pandemic Influenza
Patients Under 5150 Hold
Physical Restraints
Physician at Scene
Prehospital Transfer of Care
Refusal of Care and/or Transportation
Reporting of Suspected Abuse
Safely Surrendered Babies
Spinal Immobilization
Verification of Advanced Airway Placement

Field Procedures

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
ETCO2 Monitoring
King Airway Device
Needle Chest Decompression
Needle Cricothyroidotomy
Orotracheal Intubation
Stomal Intubation
Transcutaneous Pacing

Prehospital Protocols

Cold Exposures
Crush Syndrome/Suspension Injuries
Head Trauma
Heat Exposures
Neonatal Resuscitation
Pulseless Arrest
Severely Agitated Patient

Drug Formulary 2019


Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Learning Points

Click here to view the CQI Learning Points January 2018

The Change From "A-B-C" to "C-A-B"
The newest development in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC is a change in the basic life support (BLS) sequence of steps from "A-B-C" (Airway, Breathing, Chest compressions) to "C-A-B" (Chest compressions, Airway, Breathing) for adults and pediatric patients (children and infants, excluding newly borns). Although the experts agreed that it is important to reduce time to first chest compressions, they were aware that a change in something as established as the A-B-C sequence would require re-education of everyone who has ever learned CPR. Click here for more information.

Click here to review the "Highlights of the 2010 America Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC" 

Your Healthcare Expertise Makes the Difference

All healthcare professionals are needed to volunteer for public service in the event of a significant disaster or a public health emergency. You can make a difference during times of disaster by helping people, animals and your community. For more information, click here.  

Subscribe to Free Email Notification To Know When We Update Our Website!
You can now sign up to receive an email notice when certain pages of our website are updated. Perhaps you want to know when a new "Paramedic Alert" has been posted, or there is a change to an EMS policy. Just click on the logo Gov Del Small if it appears on the top of the page you are interested in and follow the instructions to subscribe to this service. You will get an email from us automatically every time we update that page. You can subscribe to as many pages as you wish. It's free and it's easy. Try it today!