Prehospital System

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45-Day EMS Comment Period on 2018/2019 San Diego County BLS/ALS Treatment Protocols and Policies.

EMS Comment Period has concluded

County of San Diego Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is invited to submit written comments regarding the 2018-2019 San Diego County BLS/ALS Treatment Protocols and Policies. A 45-day comment period will begin on Monday, November 13, 2017 and conclude on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm. As we are continuing with our vision to implement policies and protocols that are based on the most current available evidence, we would appreciate your inclusion of supporting up-to-date references with your suggestions as appropriate.

To view current EMS comments regarding the 2018/2019 San Diego County BLS/ALS Treatment Protocols and Policies open comment period, click HERE

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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:



Drafts of the data dictionary will be available here: QCS CEMSIS data dictionary version 2, 2/5/2010


Directory of Agencies




For more information phone 619-285-6429.