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Thank you for visiting the San Francisco Emergency Medical Services Agency website. Since 1989 we have been providing oversight of our Emergency Medical Services System here in San Francisco. As the Medical Director for the Agency, I take great pride in the thorough, timely, compassionate care provided by our dispatchers, first responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, and Receiving Facilities at all times for all people in need. I hope you find the information on our website useful.

You will find our mission, vision and values. We are a proud Branch of the Population Health Division of the SF DPH, and fully support its mission. You will also find a directory of materials, including our current policies and protocols, links to our quality improvement dashboards, FAQ’s and application materials for EMT Certification and Paramedic Accreditation.


Thank you for your interest and we wish you well.

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James Duren
EMS Administrator
San Francisco EMS Agency

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Dr. John Brown
Medical Director
San Francisco EMS Agency

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