Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is a vital Fire Department function. It focuses on providing out-of-hospital care
and transport for patients with illnesses and injuries that the patient believes constitutes a medical emergency. The aim of EMS is to provide treatment to those in need of urgent medical care with the goal of either satisfactorily treating the problem, or arranging for timely transport of the patient to a local hospital emergency room. Fire-based EMS response units assist with technical rescue operations such as extrication, water rescue, and search and rescue operations.
Riverside County Fire, EMS Bureau
The EMS Bureau is a part of the Support Services Division and is responsible for ensuring that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provided by the Fire Department meet and exceed the standard of care in accordance with applicable laws and protocols. The EMS Bureau's primary objective is to promote the highest quality of patient care by providing EMS personnel, support and resources necessary for optimal field performance.
Medical quality control and improvement
EMS continuing education oversight
Equipment supply and maintenance
Liaison to County EMS and health agencies
Community awareness and education
The EMS Bureau is divided into three functional areas:
Continuous Quality Improvement
The Riverside County Fire Department EMS Bureau office is located at:
Clark Training Center (CTC)
16902 Davis Avenue
Riverside, CA 92518.
EMS Mission Statement
The Riverside County Fire Department will provide the highest level of pre-hospital basic and advanced life support with total regard for the best possible customer service.” The fundamental and unique mission of the Riverside County Fire Department Emergency Medical Services is to develop and continually improve a medical care system, while assuring high quality patient care and appropriate response in emergency situations. In cooperation with the State and integrated with other agencies, we will promote all aspects of a comprehensive system of pre-hospital emergency medical care. We will also provide the highest quality continuing education for individuals who provide emergency medical services, including Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.
- California Code of Regulations
- California Emergency Medical Services Authority
- California Health and Safety Code
- CDC - Centers for Disease Control
- FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- NHTSA EMS - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration EMS Site
- Riverside County Emergency Medical Services