Emergency Medical Services

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All Hazard Health Services Capacity Management Plan - LEVEL 1 (Full Activation)


COVID-19 Information

CDC and Other Federal Sources:

CDC Criteria for COVID-19 Screening

Interim CDC Guidance for EMS

CDC Guidance for Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment

CDC Guidance for Risk Assessment for Healthcare Personnel with Potential to Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

EPA List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19

Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency (COVID-19)


California EMS Authority:

EMSA COVID-19 EMS Resource Portal

EMSA Interim EMS Guidelines for COVID-19


County of San Diego:

Frequently Asked Questions for EMS Agencies and EMS Providers Regarding the COVID-19 Outbreak -(March 9, 2020, updated March 29, 2020)

CoSD Public Health Services Epidemiology Unit Updates (updated continuously)


CoSD EMS COVID 19 Destination Considerations Memo (February 14, 2020)

CoSD EMS COVID 19 Infection Control and Communicable Disease Reporting Memo (February 25, 2020, updated March 21, 2020)

CoSD EMS Communicable Disease Reporting Form

CoSD EMS Treatment Considerations During The COVID-19 Outbreak  (March 11, 2020)

CoSD EMS COVID 19 Non Patient Passenger Restriction Memo (March 12, 2020)

CoSD EMS COVID 19 MDI Option Approval Memo (March 14, 2020)

CoSD EMS COVID 19 AHA Card Expiration Extension Memo (March 14, 2020)

CoSD EMS COVID 19 EMS Medical Director Urges Social Distancing (March 15, 2020)

CoSD EMS COVID 19 Assess and Refer Option Memo (March 27, 2020)



The California EMS Authority is currently working on emergency regulations and other options to address the skills verification, certifications/licenses nearing expiration dates, and other issues related to programs.  We will release more information as soon as the LEMSAs receive finalized rules.


Ambulance Service Procurements

Prospective providers or other interested parties are encouraged to register on the County of San Diego BuyNet website to receive information regarding paramedic ambulance services procurements.  Creating an account allows you to receive email updates on the entire process.  The Commodity Code for this procurement which is 921019.02

BuyNet Instructions



The County of San Diego EMS, with the cooperation of local EMS partners, has implemented a new electronic, cloud-based data program, the CoSD Local EMS Information System (CoSD LEMSIS):

  • All prehospital personnel credentialing is now online through the Licensing Portal found HERE
  • For more information on the whole system, click HERE


San Diego County Ambulance Service Consultant Reports (2018)

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EMS Reference Documents

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