Prehospital System

EMS Blue Line

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.

2017 County of San Diego EMS Annual Update

Medical Director Letter July 1 2017 Protocols
EMS__UPDATED 2017 Final Standardized Training BLS ALS Protocol Update

2017 Standardized Training BLS ALS Protocol Update (PowerPoint) (PDF)

Protocols and 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: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 20132014, 2015, 2016

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: