On December 4th the EMS Authority hosted the annual California EMS Awards ceremony following the EMS Commission meeting in San Francisco. Among the many deserving awardees were: Ross Elliott (Kern County EMS) who was recognized as EMS Administrator of the Year, Cathy Chidester (LA County EMS) who received a Distinguished Service Award, and Dr. Karl Sporer (Alameda County EMS) who was honored as EMS Medical Director of the Year. EMSAAC congratulates these and all those were formally recognized for their service to our communities at a luncheon held at the Marines' Memorial Club Hotel. For additional details go to: 2013 EMS Awards
San Mateo County is finalizing revisions to its job classification for Emergency Medical Services Administrator. It is expected to announce a new recruitment to fill this vacant position soon. Additional information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.
Dr. Stratton Receives Global Praise Featured
(Excerpt from the Orange County Register, November 15, 2013)
Dr. Samuel Stratton, medical director for the Orange County Health Care Agency's Emergency Medical Services division, has been honored with the 2013 Award for Global Leadership in Emergency Public Health from the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Stratton, 65, who lives in Huntington Beach, is appreciative of the award but believes he's undeserving. At the health agency, he is medical director for its Emergency Medical Services division. “There are so many great people it could go to. I was just in the right place at the right time numerous times,” he joked....
Merced County has announced the appointment of Jim Clark to lead the EMS Agency. Jim comes to Merced from San Benito County where he was the EMS Coordinator for five years and more recently the OES Manager. He also had 20+ years with the Salinas City Fire Department and is a licensed paramedic. EMSAAC welcomes him to our Board of Directors and wishes him well in his new position!
At less than $100, a Brother multifunction office machine may not be the best printer in the world, but it’s a top-notch scanner. Photo Thom Dick