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 emergency 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.