Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

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2016 Conference Photo Album

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EMSAAC wishes to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, exhibitors and attendees that made this year's conference such a success. And kudos to our fine Conference Committee chaired by President Byran Cleaver for a great job producing another informative and valuable conference! To view some fun photos of the conference go to:  CONFERENCE PHOTO ALBUM

EMSAAC Announces New Executive Committee for 2016-17

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At the meeting of EMSAAC's Board of Directors on May 9th, the results of our recent election of new officers and Executive Committee for next year was announced. Beginning on July 1, 2016 the Executive Committee will include:
Bryan Cleaver - President
Michael Petrie - President Elect
Steve Carroll - Secretary
Vickie Pinette - Treasurer
Dan Lynch - Immediate Past President
 

FEMA Releases the National Planning System Description

FEMAPlanning is fundamental for our national preparedness. We use planning to engage the whole community in the development of executable strategic, operational, and tactical approaches to meet defined objectives. The National Planning System provides a unified approach and common terminology to plan for all-threats and hazards and across all mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. In addition, a shared understanding of the types and levels of planning will enable the whole community to think through potential crises, determine capability requirements and address the collective risk identified during the risk assessment process.
 
To learn more about the National Planning System, please visit: http://www.fema.gov/national-preparedness.
 

Emergency Preparedness Training Workshop

California EMS Authority and California Department of Public Health are co-sponsoring an Emergency Preparedness Training Workshop on July 27-29 in Sacramento. For additional details, click on the link below:

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING WORKSHOP

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Celia Barry Bids Farewell to Santa Cruz County EMS

Celia BarryCelia Barry has retired as EMS Administrator for Santa Cruz County EMS where she had worked for nearly 12 years. EMSAAC asked her to share some parting thoughts with us:
 
"I've worked in public service for 30 years, 25 of which have been with the County of Santa Cruz, 11.5 years in EMS. EMS has been the most interesting, most challenging and most fun part of my career. I'm proud of our 'small but mighty' EMS community. I truly believe that scarce resources have kept us focused on providing excellent patient care by constant, strong collaboration. We established our STEMI system almost four years ago and have experienced some remarkable saves with very quick 911-to-balloon times. We were among the first to receive permission to allow paramedics to administer flu vaccines during the H1N1 response. More than 20 medics were trained and gave vaccines to almost 700 responders, including 911 dispatchers, EMTs, paramedics, EMT students, and lifeguards. On a personal note, being a member of EMSAAC has been amazing. The EMS Administrators in California are a true force to be reckoned with, and I am so grateful to all of my colleagues for your support and mentorship. Your experience and wisdom were more helpful than you can imagine!"
 
Thank you, Celia. Enjoy retirement -- you will be missed!

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