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Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released an EMS Special Memo 19-001 providing interim guidance for extending the time interval of Stroke symptoms onset.  This Special Memo allows CVEMSA to implement potential lifesaving changes to the Acute Cerebrovascular Accident Policy 9303 prior to the completion of the protocol revision process, July 2019. The update to the Acute Cerebrovascular Accident Policy 9303 is effective immediately upon release.

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The Vehicle Equipment Minimum Supply List, an Addendum to CVEMSA Administrative Guideline 4004,  has been updated to reflect changes to CVEMSA Treatment Guidelines and incorporation of increased EMT scope of practice. The list is awaiting final revision pending any comments received from system participants but is available as an interim guidance document now. Please direct any comments, questions or concerns to Thomas Hinrichs, ALS Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released EMS Special Memo 18-001 which provides an update on inclusion of the expanded EMT scope of practice skills within CVEMSA Treatment Guidelines as well as upcoming steps that will be taken to implement the expanded scope.

EMS Special Memo 18-001

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The review and comment period for development and adoption of the following treatment guidelines has been initiated. Please review carefully and submit comments.

This public comment period will close February 11, 2018.

View the draft policies >> 

Update: Due to the multiple fires in Sonoma County we are cancelling the EMS Stakeholder meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th. We will reschedule when once the situation stabilizes.

On September 25, 2017, Sonoma County Department of Health Services Director Barbie Robinson sent a letter directed to EMS System Stakeholders (pdf) in regard to the EMS ordinance revision and stakeholder engagement process:

Following the direction provided by Director Robinson, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) and Coastal Valleys EMS Agency (CVEMSA) are convening an EMS workgroup. This workgroup will have the opportunity to engage with various aspects of EMS in Sonoma County, including the establishment of non-competitive operating areas, designing an Request for Proposal for the Exclusive Operating Area serving Santa Rosa and surrounding communities, and updating the Sonoma County EMS ordinance, as well as other issues that arise throughout the process.

The first meeting will take place on October 10th from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the Sonoma County Water Agency (details below). The initial meeting is open to anyone interested in participating. We hope you can make it.

RSVPs for the meeting are requested to help us ensure the size of the meeting space is adequate, but not required. Here is a link to a Survey Monkey page for that purpose: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/89PBCFP

Please direct any questions or concerns to James Salvante at (707) 565-6503 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Initial EMS Workgroup Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Sonoma County Water Agency
404 Aviation Blvd, Redwood Conference Room
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Greetings Mendocino and Sonoma County EMS System Providers,

Please find attached the final release 2017 version of the Coastal Valleys EMS Agency (CVEMSA) Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Plan.

Multi-Casualty Incident Management Plan, July 2017 pdf968.11 KB

The MCI Plan was revised through the diligent effort put forth by a group of system partners that was inclusive of Fire, Ambulance and Emergency Communications disciplines. The intent of the group was to make the plan useable and relevant; including current practices as well as looking forward to the incorporation of current technology.

The workgroup as well as CVEMSA understand that the plan as a document is meaningless without training and implementation. The EMS Agency is working now to develop train-the-trainer curriculum for delivery through our Region in a process following the model of previous Cardiac Arrest Management and Spinal Motion Restriction training.

We are asking our provider agency partners to review the final plan, and to work with us in the coming year as we identify training sites and roll out the plan. CVEMSA will post updates on our website and distribute information via our provider agency liaisons.

Any questions regarding plan content should be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Some documents on this web page are saved in Portable Document Format (PDF). We recommend you download Adobe® Reader®, free software that lets you view and print PDF files.

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Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
195 Concourse Blvd., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-6501
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