Emergency Medical Services

Timely access to life-saving emergency medical services is critical to the reduction of fatalities and life-altering injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions. OTS provides funds for cost-effective programs that incorporate effective strategies for improving California’s EMS system’s ability to meet the needs of motor vehicle collision victims. OTS-funded programs provide life-saving equipment, training, reliable ambulance transportation, effective communications, public information, education, and access to data and evaluation tools.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROGRAM AREA GOALS

  • To decrease the average response time for the arrival of appropriate equipment at collision sites in rural areas

2018 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

REGIONAL COLLISION RESPONSE AND EXTRICATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Nevada County Fire Protection District
The Nevada County Consolidated Fire District served as the host agency, purchasing three hydraulic extrication systems for placement in three fire agencies in Nevada County. The new tools replaced tools in excess of 15 years old, which lacked power and reliability. The new systems were strategically placed in areas served by Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Peardale Chicago Park Fire District, and Grass Valley City Fire Department to enhance services in these communities. Over 75 firefighters were trained to use the new extrication systems. The equipment is more powerful, safer, quicker to deploy, and effective with vehicles constructed from harder types of steel. This allows for reduced extrication times for critically injured crash victims. The reduction in extrication times means faster treatment and an increased probability that the victim will arrive at a trauma center within the “golden hour”.

Contact Us

Address: 2208 Kausen Drive, Suite 300, Elk Grove, CA 95758
Public Information Inquiries: (916) 509-3030 | Fax (916) 509-3055
Email: ContactOTS@ots.ca.gov