Division of Emergency Medical Services

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About Us

The Division of Emergency Medical Services strives to provide the highest quality pre-hospital care to the citizens and visitors of San Francisco. This is accomplished by maintaining a high degree of clinical competence, adhering to the principals and practices of patient safety, and displaying a professional demeanor at all times. As medical practitioners, we recognize that our customers also include members of the patient's family, friends and loved ones, and members of the general public. We also recognize members of the medical community and other agencies as our customers, as well as our co-workers. As a result, the principles of customer service and professionalism guide the emergency medical service the Fire Department provides.

Learn more about this Division

Meet the Assistant Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services

Other Information

SFFD Paramedics Play Critical Role in Epileptic Seizure Study

SFFD Co-Hosts 2nd Annual Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symposium - Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Study Shows Taking SF Ambulance Dramatically Reduces “Door-to-Lab” Time for Critical Cardiac Patients (April 2011)

Communicable Disease Health Alerts

San Francisco EMS Awards