Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

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Bryan Stow Oct2014Former Paramedic Bryan Stow was invited to declare "Play Ball!" to open Game 4 of the 2014 World Series at San Francisco's AT&T Park. Bryan suffered a traumatic brain injury from an assault in the parking lot following a Giants-Dodgers game in Los Angeles on March 31, 2011. He formerly worked as a Paramedic in Santa Clara County. Bryan's family deeply appreciates the outpouring of community support they have received over the last three and a half years. The San Francisco Giants organization has been especially helpful in remembering Bryan and his family's struggle.

For the most current update on Bryan's condition, go to: http://www.support4bryanstow.com/

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LiebermanSteve Lieberman has announced he is resigning from San Luis Obispo County EMS, effective November 14th. In early December, Steve will become Fire Chief/Executive Officer for the Five Cities Fire Authority in south San Luis Obispo County. In addition to his nearly 3 years with SLO EMS Agency, Steve's resume includes previous experience in the fire service, work in the wireless communications industry, and serving as Mayor and Councilmember on the Grover Beach City Council. His wonderful sense of humor has provided comic relief for many of our quarterly Board meetings. We all wish Steve well as he transitions to the next chapter of his professional life.

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EMSAAC has launched a new feature for Ebola-related news, information and resources. This page is intended as a resource for EMS managers, supervisors and responders to guide critical thinking and strategic activities in response to the Ebola threat. To access this content, go the the navigation bar at the top of our homepage and click on "Ebola".

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ebola2Confirmation that two health care workers who treated an Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital have now contracted the disease has triggered a rigorous review of infectious disease protocols and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). All health care providers including EMS personnel are encouraged to review and practice the proper use of PPE with special attention to the safe donning and doffing of gowns, gloves, masks/respirators, and eye protection. While Ebola is known to be spread by direct contact with bodily fluids, on October 20th CDC published an updated Guidance for Health Care Workers on PPE for Ebola.

Additional guidance by CDC on PPE use is available at:  CDC on Personal Protective Equipment

EagleshamJohn Eaglesham has been appointed Director of the Santa Barbara County EMS Agency. He will oversee the administrative activities of the EMS Agency and Public Health Emergency Preparedness program. John has worked for the County of Santa Barbara for the past 9 years, and brings a wealth of experience to EMS having worked in an executive management position for a nationwide ambulance firm and serving two years as Chairman of the Board of the California Ambulance Association. EMSAAC welcomes John to its Board of Directors!

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President:

Michael Petrie (408) 792-1348