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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification & Renewal

The San Mateo County EMS Agency certifies and renewals EMT-Is in accordance with Division 2.5 of the Health and Safety Code and the California Code of Regulations Title 22.  EMT certification is recognized statewide.

See here for information on how to become a California certified EMT through San Mateo County.

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Patient Care Protocols


The use or possession of the protocol book does not exempt field personnel from the responsibility to know the information in the San Mateo Policy and Procedures Manual. This Protocol book does not replace the Policy and Procedures Manual and is provided as a tool for their reference.

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EMS Policy & Procedure Manual

This page includes the policies, procedures, and treatment protocols for the San Mateo County prehospital care system. The information is provided by the San Mateo County Emergency Medical Services Agency, and is designed for use within San Mateo County. Updates and new policies are noted with the implementation date. Numeric gaps in document numbers indicate that a policy or procedure has been deleted and is not part of the current San Mateo County prehospital care system. Any questions should be directed to the EMS Agency at (650) 573-2564.

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San Mateo County began its paramedic emergency ambulance service program almost 30 years ago. One city, South San Francisco, became a paramedic provider in 1975. In 1976, San Mateo County became the first California county to conduct a Request for Proposal (RFP) process granting an exclusive operating area for emergency ambulance service. Over the next two years a countywide system of paramedic-staffed ambulances was established.

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Continuing Education Opportunities for EMS Providers


Location: Crowne Plaza – Foster City Hotel

Hot Topics:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation 
  • Regional approaches to STEMI Care
  • Targeted Temperature Management
  • Emerging trends in Resuscitation

**Continuing Education Units Available for Physicians, Nurses & EMS Professionals**

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Maddy Fund

Important Update: A portion of the money we normally receive for physician reimbursement through the Maddy Fund, the Emergency Medical Services Appropriation (EMSA) Funding, has been cut.  Please note that we are still administering the Maddy Fund.  Beginning July 1, in the fiscal year 2009-2010, all EMSA funding normally provided to local EMS agencies (LEMSA) is to be cut by the State of California.