New Content Added to Our Website Under FAQ - Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Getting emergency medical help to your location requires many partnerships when calling 9-1-1:

a 9-1-1 telephone system must route calls to a dispatch center; the dispatch center must gather information and communicate it to field personnel; field personnel must stabilize the patient; the ambulance and/or helicopter must transport the patient to the hospital; the hospital must triage the patient, possibly further stabilize the patient, and send him or her to the appropriate specialist.

Click on the link to our FAQ section to find more information on what emergency medical services (EMS) is and how it is delivered to you in Contra Costa County.

Emergency Medical Services

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