Prehospital System

One of the primary functions of Emergency Medical Services is the regulation of the prehospital system. This page includes protocols and policies for current and past years, in addition to other relevant system reports documents.



Protocol Public Comment Period: OPEN

45-Day EMS Comment Period: September 12, 2016-October 27, 2016


Steps to participate in the EMS Comment Period:

  • Review "Letter from EMS Medical Director, Dr. Bruce Haynes"
  • Review "Protocols open for EMS Comment" 
  • Complete the "EMS Comment Form" and email form to Meredith Mahoney



Protocols open for EMS comment

Please make comments on the EMS Comment Form 



Protocols and Policies:

Letter to EMS Community regarding New/Revised 2016 Emergency Medical Services Treatment Protocol/Policies


The Emergency Medical Services Treatment Protocol & Policies Manual is best viewed in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari web browsers.

  • To view and print a specific protocol, select the section in the "Current Master Protocol List" and select the desired protocol.

Protocols & Policies manuals are available for past years: 2007200820092010201120122013, 2014,  2015



Prehospital Reports:


The San Diego County EMS STEMI Receiving System Annual Report Series


Additional Information:


Hospital Heliport Dataplates and Mapping Application

Link to the California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics Hospital Heliport Dataplates and mapping application with info sheets, or "dataplates," that provide permitted approach paths and other information for all the permitted Hospital Heliports in California.  This information will be helpful to emergency planners, helicopter operators, and other users. You can find the dataplates on the interactive map or directly by hospital name by following the link.


The most recent, available maps for hospital heliports may be found here: