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About Nor-Cal EMS

EMS: a vital public service

Northern California EMS, Inc. promotes and oversees quality emergency medical services through leadership, innovation, and collaboration with the communities we serve.

What is EMS?

EMS is a vital public service, as important to your community as the police or fire department. But surprisingly, few Americans understand how EMS works or what role it plays. Read more...

EMS Agenda for the Future

The EMS Agenda for the future is a strategic plan and needs assessment to guide the development of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) into the twenty-first century. Read more...

The "Star of Life"

Just as physicians have the caduceus, and pharmacist have the mortar and pestle, Emergency Medical Technicians have the "Star of life", a symbol whose use is encouraged by both the American Medical Association and the Advisory Council within the Department of Health and Human Services. Read more...