Emergency Medical Services

Nor-Cal EMS Mission Statement

Northern California EMS provides leadership and excellence in emergency medical services in partnership with our community.

We are Northern California EMS, Inc. also known as Nor-Cal EMS, serving the counties of Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra, and Trinity.

Open Mon-Thur 8:00am - 4:30pm
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What's New?

Ambulance Request for Proposal

Nor-Cal EMS is inviting proposals to serve as the exclusive ambulance operator in Ambulance Zone 1 in Lassen County. The Request for Proposal can be downloaded at the following location:


MAC Run Review Session March 2015

The March 2015 Medical Advisory Committee run review has been added to our webcasts. Four case studies were presented. We now have four run review sessions available for testing: "MAC Run Review March 2015", "MAC Run Review February 2015", "MAC Run Review January 2015", "MAC Run Review November 2014", and "MAC Run Review September 2014" presented by Dr. Eric Rudnick, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Medical Director. These are available for online CEs through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs.

NREMT Initial Certification Fee Increases for 2017

Notice: The NREMT will be increasing the initial certification fees effective January 1, 2017.

Butane Honey Oil

"Butane Honey Oil" presented by Mike Fischer, Narcotics Detective, Sierra County Sheriff’s Office, is now available for online CEs through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs program.

NREMT Updated ATT Policy

Attention Program Directors and State Directors: Effective January 1, 2015, Authorizations to Test (ATT) for National EMS Certification will be valid for up to 90 days from the date of issuance, provided all other requirements for National EMS Certification are met.

The Sticky Truth About Bakken Crude Webcast

"The Sticky Truth About Bakken Crude" presented by Gerry Gray, SCHMRT Operations Director, is available for online CEs through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs program.

Ebola Hotline

CDPH has created a public hotline for Ebola

Ebola 101
Update for EMS System Stakeholders

Presented by Dr. Eric Rudnick, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Medical Director and recorded live in front of an audience at the October 25, 2014 Northstate Prehospital "Fall" Conference, Ebola 101 provides timely information on the current situation of this infectious disease. Dr. Rudnick covers many topics including basic Ebola facts regarding the disease, symptoms, the transmission of Ebola, worldwide outbreak and case counts, demographics, and risk assessment. He also covers how we are preparing as well as the new PPE guidelines.

Infectious Disease - Ebola Virus

Ebola is an often-fatal disease and care is needed when coming in direct contact with a recent traveler from a country with an Ebola outbreak that has symptoms that may be caused by Ebola. New guidance available from the CDC.

Drowning - Michael Fraters

"Drowning" presented by Michael Fraters, DO, AOA, ACOEP, ACEP is now available for online CEs through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs.

Swift Water Rescue

"Swift Water Rescue" webcast presented by Brent Dubois, Instructor/Trainer is available for online continuing education units through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs.

Heat Illness Webcast Available for Online CEs

"Heat Illness" presented by Dr. Michael Jasumback, MD, FACEP, ER Physician, Medical Director is available for online CEs through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs program.

Mass Casualty Incident Field Operations

" Mass Casualty Incident Field Operations" presented by Mark Belden, Consultant/Instructor and Dr. Eric Rudnick, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Medical Director is now available for online CEs through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs.

Furadan Alert

Furadan in marijuana grows poses officer safety risk.

The Fire Challenge

A disturbing new trend is manifesting itself online on social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube called "The Fire Challenge." Click HERE to find out what this is all about.

Active Shooter / Code Silver - Healthcare Focused Training Video

This brief video (approximately 9 minutes) is intended to give you a general overview of how to respond to situations involving a person with a weapon, or with hostages, or an active shooter.

TECC Principles for Medical Response to Explosive Events

The Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care has released a paper covering the tactical emergency casualty care principles for medical response to explosive events.

Note: Some of the above documents may be in Adobe PDF format.
Click HERE for more information on how to view these documents.

Nor-Cal EMS Trivia Tidbits

Did You Know?

  • What is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US?
  • What is the largest organ of the body?
  • What do these two questions have in common?

The answer is skin cancer and the integumentary system.

Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. are treated for skin cancer every year with an average annual cost of over 8 billion dollars. All this and most skin cancers are preventable. So slather on the SPF or stay out of the sun during the hours of 1000 and 1400. If you absolutely have to outdoors, wear a light colored long sleeved shirt and hat.

Now get out there and go play!

For more information n how you can protect yourself and your family check out Prevent Skin Cancer.

Here is a link to more Resources.

Click HERE for the Trivia Tidbits archives.

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