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.


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What's New?

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.

The Drowning Webcast Available for Online CEs

"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 Webcast Available for Online CEs

"Swift Water Rescue" presented by Brent Dubois, Instructor/Trainer is now available for online CEs through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs. CEs available when you need them.

Run Review Webcasts Available for Online CEs

"MAC Run Review September 2014" and "MAC Run Review November 2014" presented by Dr. Eric Rudnick, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Medical Director are now available for online CEs through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs. Convenient Online Continuing Education.

Heat Illness Webcast Available for Online CEs

"Heat Illness" presented by Dr. Michael Jasumback, MD, FACEP, ER Physician, Medical Director is now available for online CEs through the Nor-Cal EMS Webcasts for CEs. These are "hot" CEs. (Okay, okay.)

Mass Casualty Incident Field Operations Webcast Available for Online CEs

" Mass Casualty Incident Field Operations" presented by Mark Belden, Paramedic, 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. Available day and night.

Trinity County Life Support 2014 Updated Training Schedule

The updated Trinity County Life Support's 2014 Training Schedule is now available.

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.

The West Nile Virus

A Shasta County adult died here recently and today Shasta County Public Health received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health's Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory that the patient's death was associated with West Nile Virus.

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.

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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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