Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

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CFCA logoOn November 12, 2015, the California Fire Chiefs Association filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court naming California EMS Authority executives as defendants in a long-standing dispute regarding interpretation of statutory language related to cities and fire districts who were providing EMS prior to implementation of the EMS Act in 1980. California's Health & Safety Code, Section 1797.201 allows eligible cities and fire districts to continue providing these services as long as they have continued to do so without interruption. The Fire Chiefs hold that this section also grants exclusivity and anti-trust protection for these entities. The Authority has long maintained that exclusivity and anti-trust immunity are conveyed only under Section 1797.224.
The full text of CFCA's complaint as filed is available here:  CFCA COMPLAINT
EMS Awards logo
On Wednesday, December 2nd, the 2015 California EMS Awards luncheon will be held at the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel in downtown San Francisco. 34 individuals will be honored at this year's ceremony for their heroic acts and extraordinary contributions to EMS, including our own Larry Karsteadt from North Coast EMS who will receive special recognition as "EMS Administrator of the Year".
Tickets are available for $35 per person on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase your tickets online for this event, please go to:  CALIFORNIA EMS AWARDS

San Francisco GGB

EMSAAC's quarterly Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at the Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel in beautiful San Francisco. To confirm your attendance, please download our Event Registration Form below and email it to EMSAAC's Secretary Steve Carroll.


Valley Fire

In September, the Valley Fire consumed over 76,000 acres and destroyed over 1,300 homes in mostly-rural Lake and Napa counties. Region II Disaster Medical Health Specialist Kelly Coleman was very busy sharing situation status reports and coordinating resource requests for EOC management, shelter medical and mental health needs in the impacted area. Surrounding counties from Region II responded generously with incident management, medical, mental health and other disaster support staff. Field operations included the deployment of Medical Reserve Corps units from Contra Costa, Marin and Santa Cruz to provide disaster medical services for evacuation centers, public shelters and local assistance centers. Important lessons in interagency coordination and communication, resource ordering, and demobilization will eventually be shared with fellow LEMSA colleagues, and our public health and medical partners.

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