Emergency Medical Services

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The mission of the County of El Dorado's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency is to ensure the delivery of high-quality pre-hospital emergency care to the ill or injured residents and visitors of the county, through oversight, planning, implementation and continuous monitoring of the emergency medical services system. 

First Responder Fees

Some local fire districts have implemented first responder fees.

Learn more about First Responder Fees

EMT and Paramedic Applications are completely web-based!

All applications for certification and licensure can be completed through our web-based portal.

EMT and Paramedic Applications

EMT Certification and Paramedic Accreditation Walk-In Hours

The EMS Agency hours for EMT/Paramedic/EMR Certification/Accreditation walk-in hours are:

  • Tuesdays 8:00 am-4:00 pm (Closed for Lunch 12:00 pm-1:00 pm)
  • Thursdays 8:00 am-4:00 pm (Closed for Lunch 12:00 pm-1:00 pm)

Information on the Certification and Accreditation Application process

The Change From "A-B-C" to "C-A-B"

The newest development in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC is a change in the basic life support (BLS) sequence of steps from "A-B-C" (Airway, Breathing, Chest compressions) to "C-A-B" (Chest compressions, Airway, Breathing) for adults and pediatric patients (children and infants, excluding newly borns). Although the experts agreed that it is important to reduce time to first chest compressions, they were aware that a change in something as established as the A-B-C sequence would require re-education of everyone who has ever learned CPR. More information about the 2020 BLS Guideline Changes.

Review the "Highlights of the 2010 America Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC"

Paramedic Alerts

Latest Paramedic Alerts


In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1. If you are in need of nonemergency medical transportation, click here for available resources. 

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