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.

EMS Blue Line

2019 County of San Diego EMS Annual Update

2019 Letter from EMS Medical Director

Protocols and Policies:

The Emergency Medical Services Treatment Protocol & Policies Manual is best viewed in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, 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.

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.