Emergency Medical Services

MISSION OF THE SOLANO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES COOPERATIVE (SEMSC)
Deliver effective prehospital care at a reasonable cost to the people of Solano County by coordinating and maximizing resources.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:

RAPID RESPONSE:
Minimize the time from emergency event to arrival of resources.

COMPETENCY IN PRACTICE:
Apply clinical field medicine to highest standards using best practices.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
Measure, validate, report, and improve processes for the delivery of care.  Deliver effective prehospital care at a reasonable cost to the people of Solano County by coordinating and maximizing resources.  Minimize the time from emergency event to arrival of resources.  Apply clinical field medicine to highest standards using best practices.  Measure, validate, report, and improve processes for the delivery of care.  


5th ANNUAL SOLANO COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE SUMMIT 
"Get Out While the Gettin's Good"

The 5th Annual Solano Medical Response Summit will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the NorthBay Administration Center located at 4500 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534. 
Registration starts at 8:00 am.

To view the event flyer, please click here Flyer_2014_SoCo_EMR_Summit.pdf

To view the agenda, please click here Agenda_2014_SoCo_EMR_Summit.pdf

For the registration form, please click here  Registration_2014_SoCo_EMR_SummitFINAL.pdf


EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT APPROVED FOR PEDATRICS (EDAP) DESIGNATED HOSPITALS 

The following facilities have been designated by Solano County as Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) hospitals:

  • Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center - 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
  • Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center - 1 Quality Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688
  • NorthBay Medical Center - 1200 B. Gale Wilson Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94533
  • NorthBay VacaValley Hospital - 1000 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA 95687



LEVEL II TRAUMA CENTER DESIGNATION
During the Solano Emergency Medical Services Cooperative (SEMSC) meeting on Thursday, October 10, 2013, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) presented a report indicating that the Independent Review Panel of subject matter experts recommended Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Vacaville be designated as the Level II Trauma Center in Solano County. 

Following this recommendation, the SEMSC board voted to preliminarily designate Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Vacaville

To read the report from the American College of Surgeons, click
here


EPINEPHRINE SHORTAGE 
The Solano County EMS Medical Director has provided procedures to assure availability of Epinephrine 1:10,000.  Please review the detailed directions and provide widest dissemination.

12-LEAD EKG PROCEDURE
The Solano County EMS Medical Director has provided
direction for the handling of 12-Lead EKGs.  Please reveiw the directions and provide widest dissemination.


EMS UPDATE
Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance transfers requiring a Registered Nurse due to a patient’s condition or prescribed medications fall under the exclusivity established in the Master Agreement for ALS Ambulance Services.  The Inter-facility Ambulance Transfer Request Form has been revised to assist facilities with selecting the appropriate level of ambulance service.  The form is available on this website under the “Forms” tab; please begin using the form immediately. 


EMT and PARAMEDIC APPOINTMENTS
Please note that EMT and Paramedic appointments will be scheduled on:
  • TUESDAY MORNINGS  (8:30am - 11:00am) 
  • WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS  (1:30pm - 4:00pm)

Please contact Areli Williams (707-784-8908) or ANWilliams@solanocounty.com to schedule and confirm your appointmentsCheck the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of the website to verify all required documentation.  You MUST provide ALL DOCUMENTATION listed in the "frequently asked questions" when submitting your paperwork via email, mail or in person.

  • EMTs - INITIAL EMTs - Please ensure your livescan is completed PRIOR to scheduling your appointments (call 707-784-8908 to confirm).
  • PARAMEDICS - to reaccredit, may scan/email all documentation to:  mailto:ANWilliams@solanocounty.com; include current mailing address, phone number & email address in text of message.



FRANK SPRINGER AWARD NOMINATIONS
Assistant Fire Chief Springer served Solano County residents from 1975 to 1998 in the Vallejo Fire Department. He was a highly respected leader in the EMS community. Assistant Chief Springer's commitment and contributions to the EMS community are honored annually through the issuance of the Frank Springer Award. The Frank Springer Award is designed to recognize an individual for his or her outstanding commitment and contributions to improving emergency medical services for the people living in Solano County.

2014 Nominations are now closed.  Check back in early 2015 to nominate someone next year!   

 

Fri., December 12, 2014
9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
  EMS Paramedic Orientation
Thu., January 8, 2015
9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
  Solano Emergency Medical Services Cooperataive (SEMSC) Board Meeting
Fri., February 13, 2015
9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
  EMS Paramedic Orientation
Thu., April 9, 2015
9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
  Solano Emergency Medical Services Cooperataive (SEMSC) Board Meeting
Fri., April 17, 2015
9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
  EMS Paramedic Orientation