The Emergency Medical Services division of the Health Care Agency is responsible for Emergency Medical System management including direction, coordination, and evaluation of Emergency Medical Services for the County of Orange. Responsibilities include the implementation of Federal, State, and County mandates.
EMS provides oversight to all providers of emergency medical services, including fire departments, medical transportation providers, base hospitals, emergency departments, trauma centers, and to the emergency medical technician and paramedic training programs within the county.
To accomplish these functions, committees and advisory professional groups were established to provide a forum:
Acts as an advisory committee to the County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Emergency Medical Services (OCEMS) on all matters relating to emergency medical care within the County.
Facilities Advisory Subcommittee (FAC)
Advises the EMCC and OCEMS on policies and procedures relating to planning, categorization, monitoring, and evaluation of Orange County paramedic receiving centers and specialty care centers.
County Paramedic Advisory Subcommittee (CPAC)
Serves as a multidisciplinary forum for communication of systemwide Prehospital issues, to advise EMCC on policies and procedures relating to system operational issues, and to advise the OCEMS on medical control issues.
Transportation Advisory Subcommittee
Advises and endorses efforts to implement a quality transportation system in the Prehospital care area for the citizens of Orange County.
Education & Training Advisory Subcommittee
Advises and endorses efforts to implement quality educational programs for Prehospital care personnel.
Orange County Professional Advisory Groups
Ambulance Association of Orange County
American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter
California Highway Patrol
Emergency Nurses’ Association
Healthcare Association of Southern California
League of California Cities
Orange County Fire Chiefs’ Association
Orange County Law Enforcement Association
Orange County Medical Association
Orange County Senior Citizen’s Council
Society of Orange County Emergency Physicians
Orange County Technical Advisory Groups
Base Hospital Physician Directors
CA Paramedic Institute (CPI) Paramedic Training Advisory Group
Disaster Advisory Group
Drug and Equipment Advisory Group
Emergency Department Supervisors
Fire Chiefs’ EMS Committee
Base Hospital Coordinators
Quality Assurance Board
Saddleback College Paramedic Training Advisory Group