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Upcoming Ambulance Service Procurements

Work on the upcoming ground ambulance service RFPs continues. Prospective providers or other interested parties are encouraged to register on the County of San Diego BuyNet to receive timely information and updates on the Ground Ambulance Service competitive procurement process.

Citizens wishing to ask questions specific questions about EMS Service Delivery or any upcoming ground ambulance procurements can contact Andrew Parr, San Diego County’s EMS Administrator at andrew.parr@sdcounty.ca.gov or 619.285.6524.



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


2018 Sidewalk CPR Day - Our 7th Successful Year!

On May 17, 2018 The County of San Diego, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coordinated a countywide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) public awareness event.    There were 22 (hands-only) Sidewalk CPR sites throughout the county, and one additional site in Tijuana, Mexico.

"Sidewalk CPR" is an annual event that is organized by HHSA, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, San Diego Project Heart Beat, and many other agencies and is part of the County's Live Well San Diego vision.

Sidewalk CPR is a hands-only variation of adult and adolescent CPR.  It is a method that has proven to be effective, is easily taught to laypersons, and does not include any of the risks associated with mouth to mouth contact.  According to the American Heart Association CPR, when immediately performed, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. For the seventh year providing the opportunity for the public throughout the county to learn this life saving skill demonstrates the County of San Diego’s commitment to the Live Well San Diego’s vision to maintain healthy, safe, and thriving communities.

Agencies that wish to participate next year are encouraged to contact Sue Dickinson at 619.285.6429.


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