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 companies associated with the cities/areas below for billing questions

Americare Ambulance

City of Buena Park

  • Aliso Canyon
  • Aliso Viejo
  • Bolsa Chica
  • Coto de Caza
  • Cowan and Lemon Heights
  • Cypress
  • Dana Point
  • El Modena
  • Irvine
  • John Wayne Airport
  • La Palma
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Laguna Woods
  • Lake Forest
  • Los Alamitos
  • Los Flores
  • Midway City
  • Mission Viejo
  • Modjeska
  • Orange Park Acres
  • Ortega Highway
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Rossmoor
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Santa Ana
  • Seal Beach
  • Silverado Canyon
  • Stanton
  • Trabuco
  • Tustin
  • Villa Park
  • Uninc. Santiago Creek
  • Uninc. islands adjacent to Anaheim
  • Uninc. islands adjacent to Stanton
  • Uninc. islands near Newport Beach
  • Uninc. islands near Orange
  • Uninc. islands near Villa Park
Doctor's Ambulance
  • Crystal Cove
  • Emerald Bay
  • Newport Coast Unincorporated
Emergency Ambulance
  • Brea unincorporated
  • Yorba Linda
Shoreline Ambulance

Whittman Enterprises
  • San Clemente
  • Santa Ana
  • Westminster

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