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1425 South "D" Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0060
(909) 388-5823
(909) 388-5825  FAX
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EMS Administrator
Tom Lynch

Medical Director

Reza Vaezazizi, MD

Governing Board
Janice Rutherford, Chair
Robert A. Lovingood
James Ramos
Gary Ovitt
Josie Gonzales


Business Operating Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm*


Certification/Accreditation Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm*


*Excluding Holidays


2014 Holiday Schedule:

May 26, July 4,
September 1, October 13,
November 11, 27 & 28,
December 24, 25 & 31



Mission Statement

To ensure an effective system of quality patient care and coordinated emergency medical response by planning, implementing and evaluating an effective emergency medical services system including fire department and public ambulances, prehospital providers and hospitals, including specialty care hospitals, such as trauma and cardiac care hospitals.


What's New

Neurovascular Stroke Receiving Center (NSRC) Award

The National Association of Counties (NACO) recently awarded San Bernardino County and ICEMA with an Achievement Award for its Neurovascular Stroke Receiving Centers (NSRC) program.  The award recognizes the improvements made in patient care through the rapid identification of stroke symptoms and transportation to recognized stroke receiving centers in San Bernardino County.  While this is a county award, it would not have been possible without the dedication and ongoing collaborative efforts from numerous hospitals and EMS providers throughout San Bernardino County.  ICEMA wishes to thank everyone who participated in making this award possible.

ICEMA and State of California
Sign Contract for Electronic Data Repository of EMS and Trauma Data

ICEMA and the State of California EMS Authority (EMSA) recently entered into an Agreement to allow ICEMA to serve as a statewide data repository for electronic patient care reports (ePCR) and Trauma reporting for California’s 33 local EMS agencies (LEMSAs).  The data repository will provide a bridge through which data will eventually be reported to NEMSIS (www.nemsis.org).  In 2007, ICEMA deployed its first ePCR data system which collected over a million records from local EMS agencies.  In 2012, ICEMA upgraded its software to ImageTrend’s Rescue Bridge.  This upgrade allows users to have a modern, robust system and includes the ability to report NFIRS data from local Fire Departments.  Additionally, ImageTrend’s patient registry allows for data to be collected for Trauma patients for reporting to the National Trauma Registry at the Federal Level.

This multi-year Agreement will allow ePCR data and Hospital based trauma data to be retained in a single data repository where the latest technology and disaster backup resources are available and ready should the need arise.


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AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange Focuses on Strategies to Address Frequent ED Use

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange webpage features three programs that implemented various strategies to provide, manage, and coordinate care and social services for individuals who are frequent emergency department (ED) users.  All three programs led to improved outcomes and reductions in ED use.  The section on Quality Tools includes information about a campaign in Washington State to help reduce preventable ED visits and redirect care to the most appropriate setting; tools for ED staff in managing care for specific groups of ED "super users;" and a toolkit to help organizations plan, develop, and sustain medical respite programs.



Announcements

Online Applications - ICEMA is now accepting online applications for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) - Initial Certification and Recertification and for Paramedics (EMTPs) Initial Accreditation and Bi-Annual Reverification. Select here to begin.


Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California 2014 Annual Conference -  This year’s conference is scheduled for May 28 and 29, 2014, and will be held at Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego.  Registration is now open!  The theme is “Adapting to the Sea Change” and will features speakers addressing critical issues facing EMS systems, public and private sector EMS providers, and other emergency organizations and departments. Speaker topics include: Changes in Public Health, Following and Leading during Transformational Change, EMS Research, MCI (Asiana 214) and Terrorist Bombings, EMS Economics and Financial Challenges, Changes in Clinical Care, and Community Paramedics.  We hope to see you at the conference and would appreciate sharing this conference brochure with other EMS professionals. This will be the premiere conference for multi-disciplinary EMS leaders statewide.  Register Online


ICEMA ePCR Workgroup -  Do you have questions, or would like to know more about using ePCR?  ICEMA will be hosting (8) open forums for all ePCR users during the year 2014.  Select link to view the ePCR Workgroup  2014 Meeting Schedule


Fort Irwin Fire Department - Invites applications for Fire Fighter Paramedic ends April 25, 2014 at 5 pm.  Select link to view the flyer


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