Important Updates


The Emergency Medical Services Section manages the delivery of medical services by OCFA emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

Essential to providing care is our continuing quality improvement program, guided by our physician medical director and implemented by our nurse educators; "C.Q.I." begins with providing education at both the emergency medical technician and paramedic levels for both career and reserve personnel.

In addition to ongoing training, the EMS Section is a quality assurance resource through our ongoing review of patient care provided. The Section is also responsible for EMS supply and equipment evaluation and purchasing; monitoring and tracking of paramedic licensure and EMT-1 certifications; ambulance contract administration oversight, including management of the ALS and medical supply pass-through fees program.

Additionally, the EMS Section serves as a liaison to County and State regulatory agencies, hospitals, ambulance providers and other EMS groups, such as the State Firescope EMS Committee. The Section is responsible for meeting paramedic staffing needs through recruitment, selection, support and evaluation, and accreditation of prospective paramedics. The Section participates in the review of local, state and national legislation, regulations, and policies that affect EMS. Members of the Section participate in EMS workgroups, committees and advisory boards at the County, State, and Federal levels. The Section is also responsible for our immunization and communicable disease prevention and surveillance program.

Disposal of Medications and Syringes

EMS Billing Questions

  • Individual cities have differing programs on EMS response fees.
  • Please contact the ambulance company that provided the service.
  • Below are the ambulances associated with member cities:
    • Emergency
      • Placentia, Yorba Linda, Brea unincorporated
    • CARE
      • Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Stanton, Rossmoor, Bolsa Chica, Midway City, unincorporated islands adjacent to Stanton and Anaheim, Irvine, Villa Park, Tustin, John Wayne Airport, Unincorporated islands near Villa Park, Orange, and Newport Beach, Tustin, Cowan and Lemon Heights, Silverado Canyon, El Modena, Orange Park Acres, Santiago Creek unincorporated, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Dana Point, Aliso Canyon, San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Ortega Highway, Trabuco, Los Flores, Coto de Caza, Modjeska, Buena Park, Santa Ana
    • Doctor's
      • Emerald Bay, Newport Coast Unincorporated, Crystal Cove
    • Shoreline
      • Westminster
    • City of San Clemente
      • City of San Clemente provides emergency transport service
      • OCFA provides personnel and vehicles

Patient Records

  • The EMS Section cannot release patient records.
  • Please visit the Public Records Request page for further information regarding Medical Records requests.

Paramedic Subscription Program