Local emergency responders and base hospital staff recognized during EMS Week
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, firefighters and base hospital medical staff in El Dorado County are being recognized this week as part of National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 15-21.
“EMS Week is a great time to say thank you to the men and women in El Dorado County who save lives everyday,” said Rich Todd, Administrator for the El Dorado County EMS Agency.
Over 14,000 calls for emergency medical assistance are received through the 911 system in El Dorado County each year. The EMS System includes: The 911 system, dispatch centers, first responders, paramedic ambulances, air ambulances, acute care hospitals, trauma centers and medical oversight by the local EMS Agency. Every 911 medical call is coordinated by paramedics and EMTs through the base station hospitals.
The El Dorado County EMS Agency works in partnership with the base station hospitals, certifies and trains local paramedics and emergency medical technicians in El Dorado County, and develops policies and procedures for emergency medical response in the field. Additional information about the EMS Agency and the EMS System in El Dorado County is available at http://www.edcgov.us/ems.