On 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
2015 California EMS Awards Featured
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
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.