The Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency (ALCO EMS) is the Agency that plans, implements, and oversees all Emergency Medical Services (EMS) activities
California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
*ATTENTION MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS*
California is urgently calling on healthcare professionals to support COVID-19 pandemic response and patient care needs throughout the state.
- For immediate hire
- Long and short-term deployments
- Serve locally or statewide
Your Actions Save Lives.
Always great to see partnerships in action! Well done San Leandro Police Department!
Officers were dispatched to the front of the police department for a person who was in need of mental health assistance. Officers were able to contact the Alameda County Behavioral Health CATT team who responded and assisted the individual. We are grateful for partnerships like the CATT team.
We’re hiring....come join our team today!
Applications will be accepted until September 30th, 2020.
More information can be found under the “News” section of our home page at: https://ems.acgov.org
May is National STOP THE BLEED Month.
Car accidents, injuries and violence can lead to life-threatening injuries. Someone can bleed to death in 3-5 minutes. The average response time for paramedics is 8 minutes. Knowing how to stop the bleed can mean the difference between life and death.
STOP THE BLEED® is a national health campaign to teach the public how to control life-threatening bleeding.
Alameda County EMS is the lead agency for promoting this vital education locally. Our awareness efforts include videos with stories of survivors, public service ads on AC Transit buses and at Oakland Airport, and community outreach. Free classes at local hospitals have been ongoing and will resume once the Covid-19 shelter-in-place order is lifted. Bleeding control kits will be installed alongside AED equipment at Oakland Airport and at other sites in the coming months.
We are asking for your help spreading the word this May during STOP THE BLEED Month. Properly trained and equipped bystanders can save lives.
Please watch and share this inspirational video on how Stop the Bleed training saved Oakland Resident Daveonna Malone's life: https://youtu.be/NL5xJNZ7KTI
Genice Jacobs Simenauer
Falck Alameda County
Alameda County Fire Department
Daveonna Malone's survived being a shooting casualty thanks to a stranger stepping in and stopping the bleed.
In honor of all the EMS Providers that are working in Alameda County, this year for #emsweek, our Agency has designed challenge coins that are being given to all current EMS Providers in the County. Speak with your organization’s leadership for your challenge coin. Happy EMS Week, we hope you like them!
Happy EMS Week to all the many EMS professionals who work hard every day to make sure our community here in Alameda County stays healthy and cared for...thank you for what you do every day!!!
Great work by Royal Ambulance and Falck Alameda County and the many other EMS providers who have stepped up to help out where it’s needed the most!
With call volumes currently dropping and a clinically qualified workforce ready and waiting to assist the charge against COVID-19, the staff at Royal Ambulance have left their vehicles behind and moved into Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) to help.
California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
California has created a program to provide hotel rooms to healthcare workers who give critical care to COVID-19 patients so they don’t bring home the virus to their household. Once they leave their shift, they can stay near their healthcare facility at a participating hotel for free or at a discount. For more information, call 1-877-454-8785 or go to https://covid19.ca.gov/workers/
Tonight, and as we continue to fight COVID-19, the State Capitol goes blue to show love to California’s health care workers. 👏 💙 #StayHomeSaveLives
A great resource that is now available for Healthcare workers in California impacted by COVID-19
ALCO EMS has been working diligently to compile information that is useful and up-to-date for the Alameda County community, first responders, and healthcare facilities about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. You can visit our webpage dedicated to this at: http://ems.acgov.org/covid19
National EMS Quality Alliance
Only 9 more days to share your ideas on how to improve EMS patient care! We are looking for ideas from everyone, both EMS professionals and the public. Participate today at http://www.nemsqa.org/measure-development-process/.
Registration is now open for the upcoming EMSAAC Conference. May 27 & 28, 2020.
Continuing Education Opportunity...
Napa County EMS Symposium DATE | TIME March 30, 2020 Registration: 8:30 AM Conference: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CLASS LOCATION California Veterans Home 260 California Drive Yountville, CA 94599 Conference Room: Grant Hall SCOPE This seminar is appropriate for physicians, nurses, paramedics, and first respo...
Congrats to EMS Corps Cohort 16!
Updated information and guidance about the Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV) Outbreak is now available. Follow the link below for more information.
Want to do some quick learning while you're on the go?
Give our friends over American College of Emergency Physicians - ACEP a follow. They regularly share fascinating #FOAMed case presentations that will help expand your knowledge base.
The American College of Emergency Physicians promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.
Curious about the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak and EMS’ role?
Follow the link below for a memo by our EMS System Medical Director about the outbreak.
The updated 2020 Field Manual for Android based devices is also now available for download from the Google Play Store.
The updated 2020 Field Manual for iOS is now available for download from the Apple App Store.
Attention Alameda County Field Providers!
During early 2020, our Agency will be working on revamping our EMS Field Manual and we want your input.
If you are interested in helping out and have not already submitted your interest through your agency, please send an email with your information to Kreig Harmon at: [email protected] by no later than January 6th, 2020.
Happy Holidays from ALCO EMS!
Media coverage about the great cardiac arrest save story that we shared with you a couple weeks ago. Well done to everyone involved!
"Thank you everyone. Without you, we wouldn't be here today. This is huge, this is huge, so thank you," said Lois Leeds, Alan's wife. https://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2019/11/26/pleasanton-survivor-reunited-with-saviors
Upcoming free training for our responders...CE hours are also available.
For registration or more information head over to: https://alco-ems-sd-training.eventbrite.com
This Wednesday, we had the privilege of being invited to join in on the reunification of a cardiac arrest survivor with his rescuers that was arranged by Falck Alameda County's EMS Captain Johnson.
This emotional event was a clear demonstration that when all the various components of an EMS system, such as Bystander CPR, AEDs, Dispatch, Responders, specialty care, and many others come together, we all as a community can change the outcome for those that do not typically fare well.
Thank you to everyone involved that helped someone they did not even know at the time, to have another chance to spend more time with his family and friends. And thank you to EMS Captain Johnson for facilitating this event.
This particular situation highlights the importance that everyone in our community needs to learn the easy skill of CPR. This should also encourage our responders to take the lead in promoting CPR education for everyone.
Well done to everyone involved!
About a month ago, Alameda County became the fourth EMS system in the world to begin utilizing the Elegard Patient Positioning System, a newly FDA approved CPR positioning device, for cardiac arrest patients.
This device has shown a remarkable improvement in blood flow to the patient's brain during cardiac arrest and has had promising outcomes in the EMS systems that it has already been deployed in.
This system is being deployed as a quality improvement project in the City Of Berkeley by Berkeley Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 1227 and we will be monitoring the outcomes of the patients they treat with this system.
We will post a link in the comments section to a video that demonstrates the system's efficacy in comparison with other traditional methods.
Our Agency's Mike Jacobs just returned from speaking at the 2nd Annual International State of the Future of
Resuscitation Conference in Paris. He shared Alameda County's cardiac arrest care best practices with other clinicians and researchers from around the world.
All of our EMS providers in Alameda County should be proud to know that the work you do in cardiac arrest care is internationally recognized.
Save the date for the next EMS Administrator's Association of California (EMSAAC) Conference...May 27 & 28, 2020 in San Diego.
Another great educational opportunity for providers coming up next month
Early bird ticket prices end 48 hours prior to event. Full price tickets are $35. This event's Premiere Sponsor's: Bound Tree and Philips Raffle items provided by: BAPJC, Qalo Silicone Ring Printable Flyer Link Presenters: 6-7pm Patricia Frost Director, Emergency Medical Services Agency "EMSC Regula...
Amazing work today by our team!
Today’s Fremont Community Safety event at the Fremont Police Department was a huge success! Our team of child passenger safety technicians inspected 61 car seats and distributed 16 brand new seats — making 61 children safer in their vehicles. Watch out in your local neighborhoods for happy kids on bicycles, scooters and skateboards as 150 children received brand new helmets and many more received much needed bike locks and water bottles. Dozens took part in the bicycle safety rodeo and many bikes received free repairs and tune-ups. We also had a surprise guest visit from Fremont Mayor Lily Mei.
This event was funded and made possible:
Safe Kids Alameda County
Fremont Police Department
Alameda County EMS Agency
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
Cycles of Change
Alameda County Transportation Commission
Contra Costa EMS
Contra Costa EMS is hosting the NAEMSE Level 1 Instructor course, October 11-13, 2019. This course is designed for EMS educators and focuses on educational theory and evidence based practice in the educational process. Interested? Click on the link: http://ow.ly/VbPq50vQ5kq
Field Providers...great news! As of 0900hrs on September, 4, 2019, Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare is now recognized by ALCO EMS as a Primary Stroke Receiving Center.
Please read the attached memo for more information.
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