The Emergency Medical Services division of the Health Care Agency is responsible for Emergency Medical System management including direction, coordination, and evaluation of Emergency Medical Services for the County of Orange. Responsibilities include the implementation of Federal, State, and County mandates.

EMS provides oversight to all providers of emergency medical services, including fire departments, medical transportation providers, base hospitals, emergency departments, trauma centers, and to the emergency medical technician and paramedic training programs within the county.

To accomplish these functions, committees and advisory professional groups were established to provide a forum:

Emergency Medical Services Committee

Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC)

  • Acts as an advisory committee to the County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Emergency Medical Services (OCEMS) on all matters relating to emergency medical care within the County.

Facilities Advisory Subcommittee (FAC)

  • Advises the EMCC and OCEMS on policies and procedures relating to planning, categorization, monitoring, and evaluation of Orange County emergency receiving centers and specialty care centers.

County Paramedic Advisory Subcommittee (CPAC)

  • Serves as a multidisciplinary forum for communication of systemwide Prehospital issues, to advise EMCC on policies and procedures relating to system operational issues, and to advise the OCEMS on medical control issues.

Transportation Advisory Subcommittee (TAC)

  • Advises and endorses efforts to implement a quality transportation system in the Prehospital care area for the citizens of Orange County.

Education & Training Advisory Subcommittee (ETS)

  • Advises and endorses efforts to implement quality educational programs for Prehospital care personnel.

Orange County Professional Advisory Groups

  • Ambulance Association of Orange County
  • American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Emergency Nurses’ Association
  • Healthcare Association of Southern California
  • League of California Cities
  • Orange County Fire Chiefs’ Association
  • Orange County Law Enforcement Association
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • Orange County Senior Citizen’s Council
  • Society of Orange County Emergency Physicians

Orange County Technical Advisory Groups

  • Base Hospital Physician Directors
  • CA Paramedic Institute (CPI) Paramedic Training Advisory Group
  • Disaster Advisory Group
  • Drug and Equipment Advisory Group
  • Emergency Department Supervisors
  • Fire Chiefs’ EMS Committee
  • Base Hospital Coordinators
  • Quality Assurance Board
  • Saddleback College Paramedic Training Advisory Group

Regional Emergency Advisory Committee (REAC)

  • Huntington Beach Medical Center
  • Hoag Hospital
  • Mission Hospital & Regional Medical Center
  • St. Jude Medical Center
  • UCI Medical Center
  • Orange County Global Medical Center

Regional Trauma Operations Committee (RTOC)

  • Mission Hospital & Regional Medical Center
  • UCI Medical Center
  • Orange County Global Medical Center
    Children's Hospital Orange County
    Long Beach Memorial Medical Center