Emergency Medical Services

MISSION OF THE SOLANO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES COOPERATIVE (SEMSC)
Deliver effective prehospital care at a reasonable cost to the people of Solano County by coordinating and maximizing resources.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:

RAPID RESPONSE:
Minimize the time from emergency event to arrival of resources.

COMPETENCY IN PRACTICE:
Apply clinical field medicine to highest standards using best practices.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
Measure, validate, report, and improve processes for the delivery of care.  Deliver effective prehospital care at a reasonable cost to the people of Solano County by coordinating and maximizing resources.  Minimize the time from emergency event to arrival of resources.  Apply clinical field medicine to highest standards using best practices.  Measure, validate, report, and improve processes for the delivery of care.  


DESIGNATED BASE HOSPITALS

The following facilities have been designated by Solano County as Base Hospitals:

  • Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center - 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
  • Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center - 1 Quality Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688
  • NorthBay Medical Center - 1200 B. Gale Wilson Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94533
  • NorthBay VacaValley Hospital - 1000 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA 95687
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center - 300 Hospital Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589


EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT APPROVED FOR PEDATRICS (EDAP) DESIGNATED HOSPITALS 

The following facilities have been designated by Solano County as Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) hospitals:

  • Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center - 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
  • Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center - 1 Quality Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688
  • NorthBay Medical Center - 1200 B. Gale Wilson Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94533
  • NorthBay VacaValley Hospital - 1000 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA 95687



LEVEL II TRAUMA CENTER DESIGNATION
During the Solano Emergency Medical Services Cooperative (SEMSC) meeting on Thursday, October 10, 2013, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) presented a report indicating that the Independent Review Panel of subject matter experts recommended Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Vacaville be designated as the Level II Trauma Center in Solano County. 

Following this recommendation, the SEMSC board voted to preliminarily designate Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Vacaville

To read the report from the American College of Surgeons, click
here


EPINEPHRINE SHORTAGE 
The Solano County EMS Medical Director has provided
procedures to assure availability of Epinephrine 1:10,000.  Please review the detailed directions and provide widest dissemination.

12-LEAD EKG PROCEDURE
The Solano County EMS Medical Director has provided
direction for the handling of 12-Lead EKGs.  Please reveiw the directions and provide widest dissemination.


EMS UPDATE

Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance transfers requiring a Registered Nurse due to a patient’s condition or prescribed medications fall under the exclusivity established in the Master Agreement for ALS Ambulance Services.  The Inter-facility Ambulance Transfer Request Form has been revised to assist facilities with selecting the appropriate level of ambulance service.  The form is available on this website under the “Forms” tab; please begin using the form immediately.  

Guidance on advanced airway management and use of nebulized medications associated with COVID-19 treatment and transport  AirwayNebulizedTreatmentMemo.pdf 


EMT and PARAMEDIC APPOINTMENTS
Please note that EMT and Paramedic appointments will be scheduled on:

  • TUESDAY MORNINGS  (8:30am - 11:00am) 
  • WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS  (1:30pm - 4:00pm)

Please contact Sylvia Ozuna (707-553-5048) or SOzuna@solanocounty.com to schedule and confirm your appointments.  Check the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of the website to verify all required documentation (link is provided on the left).  You MUST provide ALL DOCUMENTATION listed in the "frequently asked questions" when submitting your paperwork via email, mail or in person.

  • EMTs - INITIAL EMTs - Please ensure your livescan is completed PRIOR to scheduling your appointments (call 707-553-5048/707-784-8155 to confirm).
  • PARAMEDICS - to reaccredit, may scan/email all documentation to:  SOzuna@solanocounty.com; include current mailing address, phone number & email address in text of message.


 

 
JASON COMER AWARD NOMINATIONS

Jason Comer was a Paramedic who worked in Solano County until his passing in December 2016.  He began his career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 2001, eventually rising through the ranks to become the QA Manager for Medic Ambulance, an ambulance provider based in Solano County.  He was a field training officer who mentored many paramedics and EMTs who are currently working in California’s EMS system.  He was also an active advocate and participant in the “Every 15 Minutes” program which targets teens and tackles the issue of drinking/texting  while driving.  This program offers real-life experience addressing the impacts of drinking/texting while driving, without imposing the real-life risks for high school students

Jason’s commitment and contribution to the local EMS community will be honored annually through the issuance of the Jason Comer Award beginning in 2018.  The Jason Comer award is designed to recognize an individual for his or her outstanding commitment, dedication, and contributions to improving emergency medical service for the residents and visitors of Solano County.

Nominations are now OPEN.
Please use this nomination form J_Comer_Nomination_2020_FINAL_fillable.pdf to nominate someone today.


Past Winners

2018-Danny Torres, Firefighter/Paramedic with Fairfield Fire
2019-Brian Meader, Operations Manager with Medic Ambulance


MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS

The Solano Healthcare Emergency Auxiliary Response Team (Solano HEART) is looking for medical and non-medical volunteers who are interested in assisting Solano Public Health and the general public during a disaster or catastrophic event.

Solano HEART is a community operated project that will function to locally recruit, train, and deploy volunteers.  When a public health emergency occurs, the need for volunteers may be tremendous.  HEART volunteers will be used to supplement existing emergency services when a disaster is of a magnitude that exceeds existing resources.  Volunteer skills and expertise will also be utilized in preventive community programs throughout the year.

Who can volunteer? 

Solano HEART is seeking volunteer medical professionals, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists.  Community members such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others are also being sought as they can fill vital roles during an emergency.

How do I join?

An application to become a member of Solano HEART can be found in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) forms section of the Solano County EMS web page at 
www.solanocounty.com/depts/ems
 
For more information about the program, contact the Solano HEART Coordinator at (707)-553-5843 or email  
DPBoggs@solanocounty.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu., June 11, 2020
9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
  Special SEMSC Board Meeting
Fri., June 12, 2020
9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
  CANCELED--New Paramedic Orientation
Thu., July 9, 2020
9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
  SEMSC Board Meeting
12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
  EMS Quarterly Meetings
12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
  Quarterly EMS Meeting