Emergency Medical Services
Mono County EMS is responsible for emergency medical calls and inter-facility ambulance transports within Mono County. As the area consists of high deserts and remote mountains, environmental challenges such as rugged terrain and weather extremes are often the norm. A close working relationship with the local Fire Departments helps to maximize available personnel and resources to provide emergency services. Additional training beyond the scope of EMS duties allows the Paramedic/EMT members to assist on the fire ground, and congruently the Fire Departments provide first responder medical support and manpower to assist the ambulances. Mono County EMS members are also trained in Low Angle Rope Rescue and Ice Rescue (cold water rescue).
Mono County EMS employs a combination of Paramedics and EMTs. They staff four Advanced Life Support ambulances around the clock. In addition, two reserve ALS ambulances are fully equipped and are placed in service when needed. They provide Advanced Life Support services 24 hours a day in all weather conditions to the citizens of this county and visitors.
Mono County EMS provides pre-hospital emergency medical care and ambulance transportation for the citizens and visitors of Mono County. In coordination with other agencies including - the 11 County Fire Protection Districts, County Sheriff’s Department, Mono County Search and Rescue, CHP, USFS and CAL-FIRE the County Paramedic / Rescue members work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide assistance to those in need.
Mono County EMS continually strives for excellence in pre-hospital patient care by routinely reviewing all calls and field-to-hospital radio transmissions. Additionally all personnel must maintain proficiency in skills/knowledge through mandated and optional Continuing Education courses.