Gov. Jerry Brown

Dear Governor Brown:
We want to bring to your attention a serious problem we see with the 9-1-1 system in California.

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Letter to

Jerry Brown

9-1-1 Dysfunction Summaries

A summary of the articles referenced here. Full text of the articles are available by clicking "Read More" link for each article.

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9-1-1 Dysfunction


lights and sirens

A common tenet in emergency medical services (EMS) is that faster response equates to better patient outcome...

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Prehospital Emergency Care


pre arrival instructions

Each year, millions of people around the world experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a condition characterized by unexpected cardiovascular collapse.

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Prearrival Instructions


[D]ecreased response time interval and the use of two-tier rather than one-tier EMS systems may each be associated with significantly greater survival.

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Annals of EM

Effectiveness of EMS in OHCA


The introduction of technology aimed at reducing the response times of emergency medical services has been one of the principal innovations over the last several decades.

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Health Economics

Do Response Times Matter?

Member Information
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    • READ - AED Use in Children (1/9/06)
    • READ - Response Time Intervals (9/22/98)
  • READ - Uniform Treatment Protocols - SF EMS

1-22-2015 | New Orleans

Hyatt Regency
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113

3-17-2015 | Los Angeles

Westin LAX,Los Angeles
5400 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

5-26-2015 | San Diego

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
San Diego, CA 92118

5-27 to 5-28 | EMSAAC Conf.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
San Diego, CA 92118

9-1-2015 | San Diego

Holiday Inn Bayside
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

12-1-2015 | San Francisco

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3-18-14 | Los Angeles

Westin Los Angeles Hotel
5400 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

5-27-14 | San Diego

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
San Diego, CA 92118

9-16-14 | San Diego

Kona Kai Resort, Spa & Marina
1551 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106

12-2-14 | San Francisco

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Mar 19, 2013, Los Angeles

May 28, 2013, San Diego

Sep 17, 2013, San Diego

Dec 3, 2013, San Francisco

Mar 20, 2012, Los Angeles

Jun 19, 2012, Sacramento

Sep 18, 2012, San Diego

Dec 4, 2012, San Francisco

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EMDAC Officers

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Joe Barger, MD


Karl Sporer, MD


Bruce Haynes, MD

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David Shatz, M.D.

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(Associate Member)

  • Ken Miller - Chair
  • John Brown
  • Eric Rudnick
  • Ben Squire
  • Ken Stiver
  • Mark Luoto
  • Hal Renollet - Chair
  • Ken Stiver
  • Bruce Haynes
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EMDAC Members | LEMSA Medical Directors
The Mission of EMDAC is to provide leadership and expert opinion in the medical oversight, direction and coordination of Emergency Medical Services for the people of the State of California
Karl Sporer
Alameda County

Karl Sporer, M.D., FACEP, FACP
EMS Medical Director
1000 San Leandro Blvd.
Ste. 100
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 618-2050

Jim Andrews
Central California EMS Agency
(Fresno, Kings, Madera, Tulare)

Jim Andrews, M.D.
EMS Medical Director
1221 Fulton Mall
PO Box 11867
Fresno, CA 93775
(559) 445-3387

Mark Luoto
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
(Sonoma & Mendocino)

Mark Luoto, M.D., FACEP
EMS Medical Director (Sonoma)
475 Aviation Blvd.
Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-6501

Joe Barger
Contra Costa County

Joe Barger, M.D.
EMS Medical Director
1340 Arnold Drive
Suite 126
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 646-4690

David Brazzel
El Dorado County

Dr. David Brazzel, M.D.
EMS Medical Director
415 Placerville Dr.
Ste J
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-6500

Bruce Haynes
Imperial County

Bruce Haynes, M.D.
935 Broadway Street
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 482-2904

Reza Vaezazizi
Inland Counties EMS Agency
(San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono)

Reza Vaezazizi, M.D., FACEP
1425 South "D" Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415
(909) 388-5823

Robert Barnes
Kern County

Kristopher Lyon, M.D., FACEP
EMS Medical Director
1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306-3302

Bill Koenig
Los Angeles County

Bill Koenig, M.D., FACEP
10100 Pioneer Blvd., #200
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 347-1600

Dustin Ballard
Marin County

Dustin Ballard, M.D., FAAEM
899 Northgate Dr., #104
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-3057

Ajinder Singh
Merced County
Assoc. EMS Medical Director

Ajinder Singh, MD, CPE
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Mercy Medical Center Merced, CA
Chief Compliance Officer, VEP
(209) 233-1467

James Stubblefield
Monterey County

James Stubblefield, M.D.,FACEP, FAAEM
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-4942
(831) 755-5013

Kevin Mackey
Mountain Valley EMS Agency
(Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Stanislaus)

Kevin Mackey, M.D., FACEP
1101 Standiford Ave #D1
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 529-5085

Jim Pointer
Napa County EMS

Jim Pointer, M.D.
2334 Old Sonoma Road
Building G
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 253-4341

Ken Stiver
North Coast EMS Agency
(Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake)

Ken Stiver, M.D.
3340 Glenwood Ave.
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 445-2081
Cell: (707) 832-3734

Eric M. Rudnick
Northern California EMS

Eric M. Rudnick, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM
1890 Park Marina Drive, Suite 200
Redding, CA 96001-0961
(530) 229-3979

Samuel J. Stratton
Orange County

Samuel J. Stratton, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM
405 West Fifth Street # 301A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone (714) 834-2824

David Van Stralen
Riverside County

David Van Stralen, M.D.
PO Box 7600
Riverside, CA 92513
(951) 358-5029

Hernando Garzon
Sacramento County

Hernando Garzon, M.D., FACEP
9616 Micron Ave, #635
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 875-9753

Dave Ghilarducci
San Benito County

Dave Ghilarducci, M.D.
1111 San Felipe Rd., #102
Hollister, CA 95023
(831) 636-4066

Dave Ghilarducci
Santa Cruz County

Dave Ghilarducci, M.D.
1080 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 454-4000

Bruce Haynes
San Diego County

Bruce Haynes, MD
6255 Mission Gorge Road0
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 285-6429

John Brown
City and County of San Francisco County

John Brown, MD, MPA, FACEP
30 Van Ness, #3300
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 487-5034

Richard Buys
San Joaquin County

Richard Buys, M.D.
PO Box 220
French Camp, CA 95231
(209) 468-6818

Thomas G. Ronay
San Luis Obispo County

Thomas G. Ronay, M.D.
2180 Johnson Ave, 2nd Fl
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-8728

Gregory H. Gilbert
San Mateo County

Gregory H. Gilbert, M.D., FAAEM
225 37TH Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 573-2564

Eric M. Rudnick
Santa Clara County

Eric M. Rudnick, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM
976 Lenzen Avenue, #1200
San Jose, CA 95126

Troy Falck
Sierra-Sacramento Valley EMS Agency

Troy Falck, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM
5995 Pacific St.
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 625-1700

Aaron Bair
Solano County

Aaron Bair, MD, MSc
275 Beck Ave., MS5-240
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 784-8155

Michael L. MacLean
Tulare County

Michael L. MacLean, M.D.
1062 South K St.
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 685-2500

Todd Stolp
Tuolumne County

Kimberly Freeman, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P
20111 Cedar Road North
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-7460

Angelo Salvucci
Ventura County

Angelo Salvucci, M.D.
2220 E. Gonzalez Rd. #130
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-5304

David Barnes
Yolo County

David Barnes, MD
137 N Cottonwood St., Suite 2601
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone (530) 666-8645

Ken Miller
Orange County
Assoc. EMS Medical Director

Ken Miller, MD, PhD
405 West Fifth Street # 301A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone (714) 573-6073

Associate Members

Mark Bason-Mitchell, M.D.
Marin County Fire Dept.
33 Castle Rock Ave. Woodacre, CA 94973
(415) 499-6717

Peter Benson, MD
Contra Costa County Fire Dept.
2010 Geary Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 930-5500

Evan Bloom, MD
Falck Ambulance EMS Medical Director
Suite 105, 5880 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(855) 325-2562

David Chase, MD, FACEP
Ventura County Fire Dept.
165 Durley Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-9710

Peter Dsouza, MD
Stanford Life Flight
300 Pasteur Dr M121 MC 5119 Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-6576

Dave Duncan, M.D.
1416 9th Street
9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-5123

Gregory Dunnavant, MD
California Parks
1416 9th St
Sacramento, CA 95814-5511
(916) 653-6995

Dave Ghilarducci, M.D., FACEP
AMR Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito
268 Calvin Place
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 334-0271

Jay Goldman, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente
Ambulance Services

Senai Kidane, MD, FACEP
Paramedics Plus
575 Marina Boulevard
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 746-5700

Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, FIFEM
UC Irvine, Center for Disaster Medical Sciences
(714) 456-6789

Angelica Loza, MD
Glendale Fire Dept.
421 Oak St, Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 548-4814

Kristopher Lyon, MD
San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office
1585 Kansas Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(805) 781-4540

Jeffrey Marino, MD
Kern County Fire Department

Garry McCalla, MD
6151 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 399-2092

Mary Mercer, MD
UCSF/SF General Hospital
500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 476-9000

Howie Michaels, M.D.
San Jose Fire Dept.
528 Tully Rd
San Jose
(408) 794-6950

Joe Nakagawa, MD
Medical Director, McCormick Ambulance Co
Tactical Medicine, Hawthorne Police Department

Joseph Ryan, M.D.
630 Preakness Court
Reno, NV

David Shatz, M.D.
Sacramento Metro Fire Dept.
10545 Armstrong Ave #200
Sacramento, CA
(916) 859-4300

Ben Squire, M.D.
Pasadena Fire Dept.
215 N. Marengo Avenue, Suite 195
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 744-4675

Gary Tamkin, M.D.
3165 Gold Valley Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 861-1333

Bill Teufel, MD, FACEP
Medical Director Emeritus

Steve Tharratt, MD, FACEP
Medical Director Emeritus

Atilla Uner, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACEP
Reach Air Medical Services
UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
PO Box 1676
Littlerock, CA 93543-4238

Jack Wood, D.O.
National College of Technical Instruction
333 Sunrise Ave. #500
Roseville, CA 95661

Clement Yeh, MD, FACP
EMS Medical Director
San Francisco Fire Department

Fellow Members

Wajdan Allassaf, MD
UCI Fellow

Faisal Almazroua, MD
UCI Fellow

Justin Lemieux
Stanford Fellow

Yuko Nakajima
UCSD Fellow

Dipesh Patel, MD
Harbor UCLA Fellow

Brett Rosen, MD
Harbor UCLA Fellow

Stephen Sanko, MD
LAFD, LAC + USC Fellow

Brian Savino, MD
UCSF Fellow

Cal Chiefs Reps

Cathy Ord
Cal Chiefs South

Mike Giannini
Cal Chiefs North

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