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San Francisco GGB

EMSAAC's quarterly Board meeting will be held next Tuesday, December 2nd in San Francisco. Many of us particularly enjoy visiting San Francisco during the holiday season.  Join us at the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel at 609 Sutter Street, located downtown conveniently close to Union Square. For registration information or to review our agenda, please click on one of the links below:

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San-Luis-Obispo

San Luis Obispo County is looking for a highly motivated, experienced public health manager to plan, manage and direct the operations of the Division of Emergency Medical Services within the County Public Health Department. This position will report to the Health Officer/Public Health Administrator who directs the Public Health Department, a unit of the County's Health Agency. Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2014.

For additional information, go to:  EMS Division Manager Recruitment

A study just published in the November 2014 edition of Circulation concludes that survival rates for out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are improving in locations where this data is reported to a national registry. The study used data from the Cardiac Arrest Registry for Enhanced Survival (CARES) to look at 70,027 patients who experienced OHCA. In 2005-2006 the survival rate was just 5.7%. This rate increased to 7.2% in 2008 and to 8.3% in 2012. A map of jurisdictions reporting their cardiac arrest data to CARES in shown below. It includes several local EMS agencies in California.

CARES map

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Napa Vineyard

Napa County is accepting applications from qualified individuals for the position of EMS Administrator. The EMS Administrator reports to the Deputy Director HHSA - Public Health/Public Health Officer, and is responsible to organize, coordinate, administer and implement a comprehensive county-wide EMS System. The EMS Administrator also provides leadership in planning and implementing EMS programs, and works collaboratively with and supports the Public Health Officer in medical preparedness and response. This recruitment closes on December 8th.

For additional information, go to:  Napa EMS Administrator brochure

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JTello-Evans Jessica Tello-Evans has announced she will be leaving Solano County EMS Cooperative to join NorthBay Healthcare in mid-November. Ms. Tello-Evans was appointed as Solano's EMS Administrator in August, after having served six months as Interim EMS Administrator. She also announced that Solano's previous EMS Administrator Ted Selby will be returning to his former position, at least for the short term. Ted left the EMS Agency in February to lead Solano's family health clinics. EMSAAC wishes Jessica well on the next step in her professional career!